Odense Fjord

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DK008X075)
  • Under Birds Directive and Habitats Directive
  • Since May 1983
  • Country: Denmark
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 50 km2 (5047.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 84%
  • Located in Continental and Marine Baltic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 15 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (15)
Species group Number
Birds 13
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 1700
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 300
1150 Coastal lagoons 0.4
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 1900
1170 Reefs 100
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.13
1220 Perennial vegetation of stony banks 55.49
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 2
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 61.2
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 278.06
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.1
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.1
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 7.23
4030 European dry heaths 8.88
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 18.22
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 9
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 3.34
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.5
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.35
7230 Alkaline fens 1.89
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 0.1
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 0.82

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
May 1983
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
May 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
January 2005
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2011
Date of Standard data form update December 2015

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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