I am looking for the shapes of important bird areas in Denmark, but cannot find it online. Have made a request to Bird Life, but have not heard from them yet.

So, anyone got a copy that they can share with me?

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Important Bird Areas are part of The World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. The terms and conditions of use clearly state that redistribution is not allowed. See the relevant section quoted below:

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