UK Ramsar sites

Ramsar sites are designated under the International Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (the Ramsar Convention).  
 

Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in the UK
as at 7 September 2015
*

 

DESIGNATED

Country
Number of sites
Area (ha)
England 68 320,648
England/Scotland 1 43,637
England/Wales 3 40,553
Northern Ireland 20 88,152
Scotland 50 283,083
Wales 7 11,366
United Kingdom 149 787 439

 

 

* Figures exclude 25 Ramsar sites which have been designated in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.  List of Ramsar sites in the  UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.