Vlaamse Banken

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Vlaamse Banken

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  • Area: 
    1,900 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°09'N 02°44'E
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Vlaamse Banken. 04/03/86; Vlaamse Gewest; 1,900 ha; 51°10'N 002°44'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive. A beach zone and adjacent marine waters overlying submerged banks. The area is used by large numbers of wintering grebes and sea-ducks and provides important winter foraging and roosting areas for numerous species of shorebirds. Human activities include commercial fishing, water-based recreation, sand and gravel extraction. Ramsar site no. 326. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

Administrative region: 
Vlaamse Gewest

  • National legal designation: 
    • none
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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