Kintyre Goose Roosts

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Kintyre Goose Roosts

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    312 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°34'N 05°36'W
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Kintyre Goose Roosts. 28/10/98; Scotland; 312 ha; 55°31'N 005°37'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive, SSSI. This inland wetland comprises five hill lochs on the Kintyre peninsula. It supports an internationally important population of Greenland White-fronted goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris), 2,300 individuals representing 8% of the population. The site is used for recreation, fishing, grazing, hunting, and forestry. Ramsar site no. 966. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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