Loch Leven

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Loch Leven

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,612 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°11'N 03°22'W
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Loch Leven. 05/01/76; Scotland; 1,612 ha; 56°12'N 003°23'W. Nature Reserve, SSSI. The site, the largest nutrient-rich lake in Britain, is an excellent example of a wetland with multiple uses in balance with its natural heritage interest. Consisting of several islands surrounded by damp pasture, the site is of national entomological importance and includes several nationally rare species of aquatic flora. The loch provides feeding, roosting and wintering sites for internationally important numbers (averaging 18,463 individuals in winter) of swans, geese and ducks. Human activities include intensive trout fishing, bird hunting, and general recreation. Ramsar site no. 72. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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