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INVESTIGATION Can the architecture engage with local environment? Can it help protect special habitats in the Limfjord?

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

1.6 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT: HABITAT

MAJOR BIRD SPECIES IN THYBORØN

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER

COMMON SHELDUCK

EURASIAN WIGEON

DUNLIN

DENMARK Natura 2000 is a network of protected areas designed to protect European animal species and habitats. Natura 2000 is based on the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive. The ecological infrastructure provided protects ecosystem services and ensures that Europe’s natural systems remain healthy and resilient.

GREY PLOVER

BAR-TAILED GODWIT

HABITATS DIRECTIVE SITES (SCI) BIRD DIRECTIVE SITES (SPA)

RED KNOT

SANDERLING PROJECT SITE THYBORØN LIGHT-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CHEMINOVA

NISSUM BREDNING

NISSUM BREDNING The Natura 2000 network has marked a large area of the Nissum Bredning, the most westerly section of the Limfjord, for protection. The to peninsulas flanking Thyborøn are important bird habitats. Protection came into the spotlight after the dumping of chemical waste by Cheminova in the 1980’s.

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BIRD REST STOP The wetlands at Agger Tange and Harboøre Tange are staging areas for waterfowl, specifically the lagoons, flooded meadows and shallow areas of the Nissum Broads. The species occuring in the greatest numbers are mallard, teal, widgeon, and in the autumn the pochard and goldeneye. There are also flocks of coot, mute swan, whooper and Bewick’s swan. In spring Harboøre Tange an important stopover location for pink-footed goose, an arctic breeding goose species only seen in western Jutland during migration. The area also host a variety of waders including the golden plover, lapwing, oystercatcher, dunlin, curlew and snipe.

CONCLUSION The form of masterplan prevents destructive flooding of the wet lands and bird habitat. Collecting sand also creates new habitat for the birds. European protected sites. European Environment Agency (EEA). http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/ explore-interactive-maps/european-protected-areas. Accessed 13 November, 2016 THE GRAND TOUR OF EUtopia

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