Rutland Water

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Rutland Water

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,360 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    52°39'N 00°39'W
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Rutland Water. 04/10/91; England; 1,360 ha; 52°39'N 000°40'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. A large, artificial freshwater reservoir fringed by a mosaic of wetland habitats that display a succession from open water communities to semi-natural mature woodland. A regionally important area for breeding and passage birds. Wintering waterbirds regularly exceed 20,000 individuals and include internationally important numbers of ducks and nationally important numbers of several Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans). The policy of integrating nature conservation with recreation has proved extremely successful. Ramsar site no. 533. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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