South West London Waterbodies

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South West London Waterbodies

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    828 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°26'N 00°30'W
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South West London Waterbodies. 09/10/00. England. 828 ha. 51°24'N 000°23'E. SSSI, SPA. Comprises a number of reservoirs and former gravel pits in the Thames Valley adjacent to Heathrow Airport between Windsor and Hampton Court which support internationally important numbers of Gadwall Anas strepera and Shoveler Anas clypeata (Criterion 6). Potential future decommissioning of reservoirs once they are no longer needed for water supply may eventually require discussions with the current owners. Threats from potential urban development pressures are felt to be covered by existing regulations. Disturbance from recreational activities in parts of the site in winter months will be monitored. Ramsar site no. 1038. Most recent RIS information: 2000.

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