Midland Meres and Mosses Phase 2

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Midland Meres and Mosses Phase 2

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,588 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°55'N 02°40'W
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Midland Meres & Mosses (Phase 2). 02/02/97; England, Wales; 1,588 ha; 52°55'N 002°46'W. National Nature Reserve, SSSI. A series of 18 sites made up of nutrient-rich open water bodies (meres) with fringing habitats of reed swamp, fen, carr and damp pasture, and peatlands. The landscape features developed in depressions in the glacial drift left by receding ice sheets. The wide range of habitats supports nationally important flora and fauna. Human activities include hunting, fishing, and research activities. Ramsar site no. 891. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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