Firth of Thames

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Firth of Thames

  • Country: 
    New Zealand
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    8,927 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    37°13'S 175°22'E
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Firth of Thames. 29/01/90; North Island; ~7,800 ha; 37°13'S 175°23'E. Coastal Reserve; Shorebird Network Site. A large coastal reserve bounded by peninsula and mountains. Consisting of shallow marine water, mud and grass flats, mangrove swamp, saltmarsh, and swampland. Includes a globally rare land formation of graded shell beach ridges which support grazing. Important site for roosting, wintering and staging wading birds. Ramsar site no. 459. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
North Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • coastal reserve - Taramaire
  • Last publication date: 


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