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    530 ha
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    51°21'N 03°22'E
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Zwin. 04/03/86; Vlaamse Gewest; 530 ha; 51°21'N 003°22'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve, Classified Landscape. Sharing the border with the Netherlands the site, created as bird habitat in the 1960s, consists of saltmarsh, mudflats, creeks and artificial brackish pools connecting it to the North Sea. The mudflats support pioneer vegetation communities, the saltmarsh consists of numerous species of salt-resistant plants. An important area for staging, roosting, wintering and breeding various species of water birds. Ramsar site no. 328. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • classified landscape
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)