Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes

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Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Pegwell Bay, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 684035.jpg
Pegwell Bay
Area of Search Kent
Grid reference TR 352 592[1]
Interest Biological
Geological
Area 1,790.1 hectares (4,423 acres)[1]
Notification 1993[1]
Location map Magic Map

Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes is a 1,790.1-hectare (4,423-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest which stretches between Deal and Sandwich in Kent.[1][2] It includes two Geological Conservation Review sites,[3][4] and most of it is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[5] Part of it is a Ramsar site,[6] a Special Area of Conservation,[7][8] a Special Protection Area[9] and a National Nature Reserve,[10][11] It also includes a Kent Wildlife Trust nature reserve[12] and a Local Nature Reserve,[13]

This site has over 30 plant species and 168 invertebrates which are nationally rare and nationally scarce, and several wintering birds are present in nationally important numbers. It is also a geologically important site, with diverse fish fossils dating to the Thanetian around 57 million years ago.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Map of Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Pegwell Bay (Quaternary of South-East England)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Archived from the original on 2018-01-12. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pegwell Bay (Mesozoic - Tertiary Fish/Amphibia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  5. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 2–4. ISBN 0521 21403 3. 
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: Sandwich Bay". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thanet Coast". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay". Special Protection Area. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Kent's National Nature Reserves". Natural England. 2 August 2014. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Designated Sites View: Sandwich and Pegwell Bay". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Sandwich and Pegwell Bay". Kent Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Designated Sites View: Prince's Beachlands". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 

Coordinates: 51°16′59″N 1°22′16″E / 51.283°N 1.371°E / 51.283; 1.371