Inner Clyde Estuary

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Inner Clyde Estuary

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,825 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°56'N 04°36'W
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Inner Clyde Estuary. 05/09/00; Scotland; 1,825 ha; 55°57'N 004°38'W. SSSI, EC Special Protection Area. A long narrow, heavily industrialized estuary near Glasgow on the west coast of Scotland, consisting mostly of tidal mudflat with a shoreline of unmanaged semi-natural coastal vegetation; saltmarsh is also present. In winter, the site supports internationally important numbers of redshank Tringa totanus. Sport fishing and hunting, in addition to navigation, are practiced in the area. Dredging and pollution from domestic sewage and oil are considered to be adverse factors, but monitoring is intended and long-term improvements in water quality are expected. Ramsar site no. 1036. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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