Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DK00AY176)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since February 1998
  • Country: Denmark
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 1348 km2 (134760.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 55%
  • Located in Atlantic and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 10 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 34 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (10)
Species group Number
Fishes 6
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 40000
1130 Estuaries 1
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 45000
1150 Coastal lagoons 203
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 1300
1170 Reefs 5000
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 362.42
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 213.15
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 6620.3
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 26.07
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 103.32
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 1161.75
2140 Decalcified fixed dunes with Empetrum nigrum 1521.25
2160 Dunes with Hippophaë rhamnoides 0.59
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 114.46
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 8.99
2190 Humid dune slacks 585.55
2310 Dry sand heaths with Calluna and Genista 3.12
2330 Inland dunes with open Corynephorus and Agrostis grasslands 4.63
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 7.55
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 17.45
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 14.27
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.05
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 2
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 1.47
4030 European dry heaths 4.5
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 0.1
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 19.87
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 100.09
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.31
7230 Alkaline fens 50.75
9190 Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains 1.1
91D0 Bog woodland 21.05
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 3

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) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
February 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2011
Date of Standard data form update December 2015

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