The Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS) for Alderney’s West Coast and Burhou Islands Ramsar Site has now been officially submitted to DEFRA. The RIS is a formal document which describes the characteristics of a Ramsar site, giving information on the habitats and species which are key it its designation a Wetland of International Importance.

The Alderney RIS sheet was produced by the Alderney Ramsar Secretariat with assistance from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and will be formally to submitted by DEFRA to the International Ramsar Secretariat. It contains information on the key designating features of Alderney’s Ramsar site which includes the support it provides during critical life stages to breeding seabirds and grey seals, the rare species such as green ormer and pink sea fan, and its high biodiversity in marine life. It also describes the wetlands within the site, which includes rocky islets, sand flats, and subtidal aquatic beds of kelp.

More information on the Alderney Ramsar site can be found online here in the annual Alderney Ramsar Review and Action Plans.