Blackwater Estuary

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Blackwater Estuary

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    836
  • Area: 
    468 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    51°57'N 07°48'W
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Overview

Blackwater Estuary. 11/06/96; 468 ha; 51°57'N 007°48'W. The Blackwater River estuary includes well-developed marsh communities, numerous dry woodlands, sedges and reedbeds. The site supports large numbers of various species of wintering waterbirds and a high population of otter. Human activities include reed harvesting for thatch. Ramsar site no. 836.

Administrative region: 
Waterford

  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    07-06-1996

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