New NNRs

Some 220 ha on the famous Ythan Estuary have been added to the existing 718 ha of the Sands of Forvie and Ythan Estuary National Nature Reserve in Aberdeenshire. The reserve includes not only one of the largest and least disturbed dune systems left in Britain but is also important for its breeding Eiders Somateria mollissima and Arctic Sterna paradisaea, Sandwich S. sandvicensis and Li


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