Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Wexford Wildfowl reserve
Wexford Wildfowl reserve
Wexford Wildfowl reserve
Wexford Wildfowl reserve
Wexford Wildfowl reserve

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

  • Pays: 
    Irlande
  • Numéro du site: 
    291
  • Superficie: 
    116 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    15-11-1984
  • Coordonnées: 
    52°21'N 06°25'W
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This Site, located close to Wexford harbour in the south-east of Ireland, is comprised of flat farmland, mainly arable and pasture grassland, on an area known as the “North Slob”.  It also includes a brackish channel. The land is rented to farmers to farm in a way that respects the foraging requirements of wintering geese. The Reserve was established for the Greenland white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris), the most numerous goose species at this Site, for which the Reserve is one of the two most important sites in the world, hosting 35% of the international population. More than one per cent of the bioregional populations of the whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), light‐bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla hrota) and black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) are also found at the Site along with nationally important numbers of other bird species. The Reserve has a visitor centre with a range of research, educational and monitoring activities and a Reserve warden.

Région administrative: 
South East (NUTS 3)

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • nature reserve
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
    • Autre inscription internationale
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    11-07-2024

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