Crouch & Roach Estuaries

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Crouch & Roach Estuaries

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    1,736 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    51°37'N 00°43'E
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Crouch & Roach Estuaries (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 3). 24/03/95; England; 1,736 ha; 51°38'N 000°40'E. Special Area for Conservation, Special Protection Area, SSSI. The site includes the tidal estuaries of the Crouch and Roach Rivers, an extensive and diverse saltmarsh, and a narrow strip of tidal mud. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Branta bernicla bernicla, occurs in internationally important numbers, and three other species of wader and wildfowl occur in nationally important numbers. The site supports a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and an outstanding assemblage of nationally scarce plants. Human activities include recreation, agriculture, hunting, fishing, and marine aquaculture. Ramsar site no. 721. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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