Stour & Orwell Estuaries

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Stour & Orwell Estuaries

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    3,324 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°58'N 01°11'E
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Stour and Orwell Estuaries. 13/07/94; England; 3,324 ha; 51°57'N 001°09'E. Special Protection Area, SSSI. An estuary comprising extensive mudflats, low cliffs, saltmarsh, and areas of vegetated shingle on the lower river reaches. The site supports internationally and nationally important numbers of numerous species of wintering wildfowl and waders. Several nationally scarce plants and invertebrates occur. Human activities include tourism, bait collection, livestock grazing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 662. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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