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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    10,933 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°34'N 00°55'E
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Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5). 04/10/96; England; 10,933 ha; 51°34'N 000°55'E. Special Protection Area, SSSI. Part of an open coast estuarine system comprising grazing marsh, saltmarsh, intertidal mud and sandflats. The site supports nationally rare plants, as well as nationally and internationally important populations of various species of breeding, migratory and wintering waterbirds. Human activities include commercial fishing, agriculture, some livestock grazing, and military activities. Ramsar site no. 861. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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