Moray and Nairn Coast

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Moray and Nairn Coast

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    2,412 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    57°38'N 03°37'W
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Moray & Nairn Coast. 02/02/97; Scotland; 2,412 ha; 57°39'N 003°44'W. Special Area for Conservation, Special Protection Area, SSSI. The site, of outstanding conservation and scientific importance for coastal and riverine habitats, includes intertidal flats, saltmarsh, dunes, and associated floodplain alder Alnus glutinosa woodland. Several nationally scarce aquatic plants, invertebrates, and mammals are present. The site regularly supports migrating waterbirds and various species of wintering waders, as well as internationally important numbers of wintering geese. Human activities include recreation, timber harvesting, shellfish collecting, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 890. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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