Biodiversity in Denmark (DNK)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 364 211 Yes Wiltshire, A.J. and R.P. Scotfield, 2000
Freshwater 1 1 Yes Bremner, M.P.H. and J. Perez, 2002
Total 372 215 Yes
Ref.   Bremner, M.P.H. and J. Perez, 2002
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate Denmark is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany. Area comparatively slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts. Total land boundary is 68 km, border country is Germany 68 km. Denmark has a temperate climate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers. Terrain consists of low and flat to gently rolling plains. Elevation extreme has a lowest point in Lammefjord -7 m and highest point in Ejer Bavnehoj 173 m. Natural resources are petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, stone, gravel and sand. Land use: arable land: 60%, permanent crops: 0%, permanent pastures: 5%, forests and woodland: 10%, other: 25% (1993 est.). Irrigated land: 4,350 sq km (1993 est.). Natural hazard is flooding, a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes. Environment—current issues: air pollution, principally from vehicle and power plant emissions; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea; drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides. Geography—note: controls Danish Straits (Skagerrak and Kattegat) linking Baltic and North Seas; about one-quarter of the population lives in Copenhagen.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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