Cors Fochno & Dyfi

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Cors Fochno & Dyfi

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    2,508 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    52°31'N 04°00'W
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Cors Fochno and Dyfi. 05/01/76; Wales; 2,508 ha; 52°32'N 004°00'W. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; Nature Reserve, SSSI. A bar-built estuarine complex, comprising the Dyfi estuary, two calcareous dune systems, and a large raised mire. The Dyfi is one of the best examples in north-west Europe of a small, drying, nutrient-poor estuary, which has been relatively unaffected by industrial development. A wide range of estuarine habitats are present, including rare transitions to peatland. Cors Fochno is of international importance being the type locality for estuarine raised mire and one of the largest active raised mires in the United Kingdom. The geomorphology, flora and invertebrate faunas are of national importance. The site supports the only regular wintering flock of Greenland white-fronted geese in England and Wales, and is a key site in Wales for breeding waders. The site supports significant tourist trade, recreational and educational usage. Ramsar site no. 66. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)