Portsmouth Harbour

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Portsmouth Harbour

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,249 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    50°49'N 01°07'W
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Portsmouth Harbour. 28/02/95; England; 1,249 ha; 50°50'N 001°08'W. Special Protection Area, SSSI. A large industrialized estuary consisting of a saltmarsh, vast expanses of mudflats, and tidal creeks on the south coast. The mudflats, supporting extensive beds of eelgrass, green algae, and sea lettuce, provide feeding grounds for internationally important numbers of wintering Dark-bellied Brent Geese. A unique and high quality flora and fauna occur at the site. Nationally important numbers of Gray Plover, dunlin, and Black-tailed Godwit are supported. Set in an urban area, there is a major port facility, and large-scale military activities occur at the site. Ramsar site no. 720. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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