OVER the last 100 years or so, 90% of the Tees Estuary (Cleveland) has been lost to land claim--the more accurate way to describe what is generally (and wrongly) called 'reclamation'. Between the 1960s and 1970s, over 80% of what remained of Seal Sands was lost. Despite all this, and gready reduced wader numbers, Seal Sands has remained an important site, with nationally important wintering num


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