Cork Harbour

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Cork Harbour

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    837
  • Area: 
    1,436 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    51°50'N 08°15'W
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Overview

Cork Harbour. 11/06/96; Cork; 1,436 ha; 51°50'N 008°15'W. A harbour consisting of several limestone basins separated from the sea and from each other by sandstone ridges. The harbour is impounded and so is no longer tidal. Vegetation is dominated by rushes and includes algae, wet woodland, and wet grassland. The site supports various breeding waterbirds, internationally important numbers of wintering and spring staging waterbirds, and provides important feeding areas for waders. Human activities include industrial and urban development, recreation and shooting. Ramsar site no. 837.

Administrative region: 
Cork

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

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