Martin Mere

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Martin Mere

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    120 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    53°37'N 02°52'W
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Martin Mere. 28/11/85; England; 120 ha; 53°37'N 002°53'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. A low-lying complex of open water, marsh and grassland habitats overlying deep peat. Numbers of wintering waterbirds regularly exceed 20,000 individuals and include internationally important numbers of swans, ducks and geese. Wintering and passage Philomachus pugnax (passage flock of 50), and scarce or rare plant and invertebrate species, are also features of national importance. There are a visitors' centre, trails and hides available at the site. Ramsar site no. 324. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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