Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes

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Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    769 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°59'N 04°02'W
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Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes. 31/08/92; Scotland; 769 ha; 54°59'N 004°01'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. The site comprises a long linear loch and river system which is the southernmost of its type in Scotland. It contains areas of swamp, fen, grassland and carr woodland and is a good example of a semi-natural freshwater system in north-west Europe. The site supports internationally important roosting numbers of Greenland white-fronted geese Anser albifrons flavirostris and Icelandic greylag geese Anser anser. There are four nationally important aquatic plants and three nationally important aquatic invertebrates found within the wetland complex. The site is a diverse and complex water system with opportunities for environmental education and research. Ramsar site no. 568. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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