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Dieren en planten

Water en land

Danish wadden region   Ho Bugt   Langli   

Mens en Milieu

Ho Bugt

The Ho Bugt and the Blåvandshuk form the northern closure of the Wadden Sea. Because it is the least influenced by man, the Ho Bugt has one of the most natural landscapes in the entire wadden region. The island Langli, the tidal channel Hobo Dyb and the clay polders of the peninsula Skallingen, belonging to the region Ho Bugt, have been protected since 1982.

  • Ho Bugt, Blåvandshuk

    The Ho Bugt is an interesting region for scientists because the natural processes that take place here are undisturbed by man. The island Langli and vicinity has been designated as a Referential Region for the Wadden Sea.

  • The peninsula Skallingen

    The North Sea side of Skallingen consists of sandy beaches and dunes. The polders and outer dike clay grounds with their natural channels extend in the direction of the Wadden Sea.
    The broad low marsh of Skallingen developed naturally in the 20th century. Up till 1900, the peninsula was an elevated sandbank. In a short period of time, the peninsula, including the broad clay grounds, evolved from the Skallingen sandbank. The Danish minister for environmental protection purchased Skallingen in 1976, giving it the status of protected nature area.

  • The river Varde Å

    The river Varde Å flows into the Wadden Sea via the Ho Bugt. This river mouth is the only one in the wadden region that is not regulated by dams or dikes. You can see the effects of the saline water  up to 12 kilometers upstream. The interchange of salt water and fresh river water has created a varied brackish water vegetation. There are swamps, clay grounds and marshes around the Varde Å which can flood during floods. Several farms lie on the edge of the elevated sand grounds. The city Varde is located further upstream.