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Alderney Seabirds Gain Protection   - Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Alderney in the channel islands has a new wetlands conservation area, designated under the Ramsar convention on wetlands. The area on the West coast of Alderney is home to thousands of different nesting seabirds and other rare species.

The 15,000 hectare area which takes in the West coast of Alderney and the neighbouring Burhou islands is home to Northern gannets, European storm petrels, Fulmars, Terns, Jackdaws, Ravens as well as Puffins, Guillemots and Razorbills. Making it a very important area for British sea birds.

For more information on the Ramsar Convention click here.