Deben Estuary

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Deben Estuary

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    979 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    52°02'N 01°20'E
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Deben Estuary. 11/03/96; England; 979 ha; 52°03'N 001°21'E. Special Protection Area, SSSI. A sheltered estuary with areas of saltmarsh and intertidal mudflats displaying the most complete range of saltmarsh community types in Britain. The site supports nationally and internationally important flora and fauna. Important numbers of the Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Branta bernicla bernicla, winter at the site. Human activities include large-scale commercial fishing and small-scale recreation, hunting, and livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 794. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
    • environmentally sensitive area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)