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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (74)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 53
Fishes 6
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2.28
1150 Coastal lagoons 0.34
1170 Reefs 3.16
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.9
1220 Perennial vegetation of stony banks 2.86
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.04
1630 Boreal Baltic coastal meadows 12.21
1640 Boreal Baltic sandy beaches with perennial vegetation 2.41
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 1.66
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 7.3
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 4.35
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 1178.44
2320 Dry sand heaths with Calluna and Empetrum nigrum 0
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 2464.45
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0
4030 European dry heaths 2.67
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.17
6120 Xeric sand calcareous grasslands 0.51
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 6.78
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 5.5
6270 Fennoscandian lowland species-rich dry to mesic grasslands 20.12
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 35.88
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 0.64
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 43.25
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 395.27
7230 Alkaline fens 1401.49
9010 Western Taïga 366.03
9050 Fennoscandian herb-rich forests with Picea abies 10.9
9080 Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods 236.25
91D0 Bog woodland 62.09
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 75.63

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 2004
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
May 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
May 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2004
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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