Ythan Estuary & Meikle Loch

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Ythan Estuary & Meikle Loch

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    314 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    57°20'N 01°59'W
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Ythan Estuary & Meikle Loch. 30/03/98; Scotland; 314 ha; 57°20'N 001°57'W. SSSI. The site is a combination of inland wetlands and marine and coastal wetlands. The area is a waterfowl wintering ground and supports well over 20,000 waterfowl. The main activities in the area include nature conservation, recreation, fishing, rough or shifting grazing. Ramsar site no. 939. 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)