Trondheimfjord wetland system
Trondheimfiord Wetland System. 06/08/02; Sør and Nord-Trøndelag; 1,760 ha; 63°42’N 11°03’E. Nature Reserves, Landscape Protection Areas, Important Bird Areas. The Site was extended in 2014 to include nine wetland areas covering approximately 1,079 ha. The 13 sub-sites which currently form the Ramsar Site consist of sheltered intertidal mudflats, salt marshes, permanent shallow marine waters and rocky shores. There are also two river estuaries which play an important role in flood regulation. These wetlands support outstanding biodiversity and they are of great importance for migratory birds, in particular geese, ducks, waders and wintering seabirds. Nearly the entire Svalbard population of pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) uses the sites as a staging area both in spring and autumn. Ørin, Gaulosen, Vinnan and Velvangen are important spawning grounds for the local fjord population of herring (Clupea herengius). Salmon (Salmo salar) and sea trout (Salmo trutta) also use some of the sites as migratory paths. The main human activities include recreation, fishing and bird watching. Ramsar Site no. 1198. Most recent RIS information: 2014.