Raven, The

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Raven, The

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    589 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°19'N 06°19'W
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Raven, The. 31/07/86; Wexford; 589 ha; 52°20'N 006°19'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve. A sand-dune spit protecting Wexford Harbour from the sea. The tip is highly mobile, with constantly changing patterns of recurves, lagoons and sand bars. The unforested foredunes support a well-developed native vegetation, including various nationally rare species. The site provides important roosting sites for passage terns and supports a small nesting colony of the tern Sterna albifrons. Internationally important numbers of the globally vulnerable goose Anser albifrons flavirostris winter at the site and large numbers of waders roost at high tide. The site is managed for timber. Ramsar site no. 333.

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