Strangford Loch

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Strangford Loch

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    15,581 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°27'N 05°36'W
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Strangford Loch. 09/03/98; Northern Ireland; 15,581 ha; 54°27'N 005°36'W. National Nature Reserve, SSSI. The wetland types for this site include marine and coastal wetlands. The site supports one of the most extensive saltmarsh areas in Northern Ireland. Present are an assemblage of vulnerable and endangered wetland plants and animals such as eelgrass, and marine sponges, marine mollusc, and it is also a breeding and wintering site for well over 70,200 waterfowl. Human activities include nature conservation, tourism, recreation, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 937. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • assi
    • mnr
    • nnr
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)