27 Jun '11, 8am

Government of Norway has designated 14 new Wetlands of International Importance.

; Skånland municipality, Troms County and Evenes municipality, Nordland County. 434 ha; 68°30’N 016°42’E. Nature Reserves. The site includes the sub-sites of Nautå, Sommervatnet, Kjerkvatnet, Tennvatn, Myrvatn. The wetland system is considered to be one of the few naturally rich nutrient systems in the northernmost parts of the world. It mainly includes bogs, lakes, ponds, rivers, forests, agricultural land as well as some coastal habitats. The site supports nationally threatened plant species such as Opposite Stonewort Chara contraria (VU),Sheathed Pondweed Stuckenia (Potamogeton) vaginata (VU), Water Starwort Callitriche hermaphroditica (VU) and Rugged Stonewort Chara rudis (EN). It is also breeding site for Garganey Anas querquedula (EN), Greater Scaup Aythya marila (VU) and Smew Mergus albellus (VU). In addition, it is an important staging, feeding and moulting site fo...

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