Ostseeboddengäwasser Westrügen-Hiddensee-Zingst

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Ostseeboddengäwasser Westrügen-Hiddensee-Zingst

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    25,800 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    54°30'N 12°45'E
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Ostseeboddengewässer Westrügen-Hiddensee-Zingst. 31/07/78; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern; 25,800 ha; 54°30'N 012°45'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; National Park, Nature Reserve. A complex of islands, peninsulas, sand-banks, peat swamps, saline pasture and lagoons with shorelines varying from high cliffs to sandy beaches. The offshore waters support extensive mussel beds. The site is an important staging area for waders, a wintering area for Nordic geese and ducks and supports four species of breeding birds. Various rare coastal invertebrates and a halophytic flora are present. Observation hides and interpretive material are available. Human activities include water sports and agriculture. Ramsar site no. 170. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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