10th November 2000

Jersey coast is designated a Ramsar wetland

Ramsar wetlands enjoy protected status, in line with the Convention on Wetlands, better known as the Ramsar Convention. The convention was established in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971 and came into force in 1975.

Jersey’s south east coast was designated because of its important reefs, shingle shores and lagoons. With a rich biodiversity, it is home to waders and wildfowl, and the Violet Bank that sits within it is one of the largest igneous intertidal reef sites in Europe.


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