Thanet Coast & Sandwich Bay

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Thanet Coast & Sandwich Bay

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    2,169 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°19'N 01°20'E
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Thanet Coast & Sandwich Bay. 28/07/94; England; 2,169 ha; 51°18'N 001°23'E. Special Area for Conservation, Special Protection Area, SSSI. A coastal site, consisting of a long rocky shore, adjoining estuary, dune, maritime grassland, saltmarsh, and grazing marsh. The site supports internationally important numbers of wintering turnstone Arenaria interpres, nationally important numbers of a breeding seabird, and four waders: ringed plover, golden plover, gray plover, and sanderling. Large numbers of migratory birds use the site for staging. Large numbers of nationally scarce invertebrate species occur at the site. Human activities include recreation, bait collection, agriculture, livestock grazing, fishing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 664. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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