Nene Washes

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Nene Washes

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,517 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    52°34'N 00°04'W
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Nene Washes. 05/03/93; England; 1,517 ha; 52°35'N 000°05'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. An extensive area of seasonally flooded wet grassland along channelized river reaches. Several nationally scarce plants and vulnerable, rare or relict fenland invertebrates are represented. The site is important for various species of breeding and wintering waterbirds, notably internationally important numbers of wintering Cygnus columbianus bewickii (1,300). A refuge for birds displaced by excessive floodwaters, the site's international importance will only be retained by the preservation of winter flooding and high summer water tables. Ramsar site no. 587. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • bird sanctuary
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)