Bullerö and Långviksskär Nature Reserve

Quick facts

  • European Diploma of Protected Areas (code SE940004)
  • Since 1988
  • Country: Sweden
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 82 km2 (8200.00 ha)
  • Marine area: Not available

Source and more information: Council of Europe


Site contact authorities

Manager The Stockholm Archipelago Foundation Box 7669 S- 1 0394 Stockholm
Information Park Administration: The Stockholm Archipelago Foundation Box 7669 S- 1 0394 Stockholm The Stockholm County Administration Länsstryrelsen i Stockholms län Miljövärdsenneten Box 220 67 S-1 0422 Stockholm
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General character of the site Bullerö and Langvikssär form part of the outer Schären archipelago 50 km south-east of Stockholm. The protected area encompasses about 1200 rugged islands formed primarily of gneiss and covered with birches, pines and heather, but also featuring small peat bogs. Reedbeds flourish because of the low salinity of the water. In former times the largest islands were under cultivation and inhabited all the year round. 
Vulnerability Water pollution by PCBs and other chemicals; numerous visitors to keep under control: angling and camping are permitted for two days at a time. 
Owner Bullerö is state-owned; eight-ninths of Langvikssär belong to the Stockholm Archipelago Foundation and the remaining one-ninth to the only fisherman living on the island. 
Documentation Council of Europe - Europa Diploma Series (1988), Bullerö and Langviksskär Nature Reserves-Sweden, Strasbourg, 15 p. 
Habitat types  
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Cultural heritage Unlike the other Schären islands, Bullerö and Langviksskär have never been densely populated; the earliest settlers were fishermen cultivating small plots to supplement their main incomes. All the buildings retain their original turn-of-the-century appearance. 
Management plan  
URL official http://www.environ.se/index.php3?main=/dokument/friluft/naturum/natrmlnk.html 
URL interesting http://www.archipelago.nu/SKARGARD/SVENSKA/STOCKHOLM/BULLERO.HTM 

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Phone: +45 3336 7100