The Channel Islands Ramsar sites

The Channel Islands, comprising of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, are just off the Normandy coast. They are very close to both Britain and mainland Europe, meaning they have a unique mix of wildlife. The marine environment in particular is extremely rich in nature due to the fast currents and tides in the area. A Ramsar site is a wetland area considered to be of international importance, the Channel Islands are now home to eight of these sites and there are over 2,300 worldwide. When sites are designated as Ramsar sites the management authority agrees to their wise use. Wise use is the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and all the services they provide, for the benefit of people and nature. The codes of conduct on this site aim to help the public achieve these conservation aims.

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