Duddon Estuary

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Duddon Estuary

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    6,806 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°11'N 03°15'W
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Duddon Estuary. 16/03/98; England; 6,806 ha; 54°11'N 003°15'W. Special Area for Conservation, SSSI. The site includes marine and coastal wetlands with intertidal sand, mudflats, and saltmarsh. It supports more than 20,000 waterfowl including Caldiris canutus (1% of the population) and Anas acuta (2.1% of the population), and the rare natterjack toad Bufo Calamita. The site is used for nature conservation, tourism, recreation, fishing, grazing, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 938. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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