Benfleet & Southend Marshes

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Benfleet & Southend Marshes

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    2,251 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°31'N 00°40'E
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Benfleet & Southend Marshes. 14/02/94; England; 2,251 ha; 51°32'N 000°41'E. National Nature Reserve, Special Protection Area, SSSI. The site comprises an extensive series of saltmarshes, mudflats, and grassland supporting a diverse flora and fauna. Internationally important numbers of several species of wintering waterbirds occur at the site. Human activities include tourism, recreation, research, fishing, shellfish and bait collection, livestock grazing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 648. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • country park
    • esa
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)