Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in UK Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies

 

Details of new Ramsar sites for designation are submitted to the Ramsar Secretariat on Ramsar Information Sheets (RIS), in accordance with the Explanatory notes and guidelines for completing the Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands. The hyperlinks within each Ramsar site code in the table below link to a PDF file (size < 170kb) of the relevant RIS, as submitted to the Ramsar Secretariat. RIS are not available for proposed sites.
 
The RIS were updated during 2004, and revised data was submitted ahead of the 9th Ramsar Conference of Parties (CoP) held in November 2005. Also during 2004, the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) undertook a review of existing and potential Ramsar sites in UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, under contract from Defra. The final report of that Review was published in February 2005, and identified a large number of new potential Ramsar sites, together with potential changes to existing designated sites and to the existing list of proposed sites. The table below takes account of the findings of the Review. Further details are available in the report which is available here or from the UKOTCF website www.ukotcf.org.
 
Ramsar sites 21 October 2015
Name New
Site Code
Old
Site Code
Country &
Territories
Area (ha)    Latitude        Longitude   Status
Alderney West Coast and the Burhou Islands UK22002   Alderney 15629 049 43 00 N 002 15 00 W Designated
Anguilla mainland wetlands UK45010   Anguilla   018 14 50 N 063 86 50 W Proposed
Dog Island & Middle Cay UK45007   Anguilla 1800 018 21 60 N 063 68 00 W Proposed
Prickly Pear Cays UK45008   Anguilla 1800 018 20 30 N 063 74 50 W Proposed
Scrub & Little Scrub Islands UK45009   Anguilla 342.9 018 22 30 N 063 62 00 W Proposed
Sombrero Island UK45006   Anguilla 600 018 60 00 N 063 40 00 W Proposed
Ascension Island UK51001   Ascension Island 9700 007 57 00 S 014 22 00 W Proposed
Bermuda Reef areas UK41014   Bermuda   032 00 00 N 064 00 00 W Proposed
Castle Harbour Islands and reef UK41015   Bermuda 374 032 20 51 N 064 39 47 W Proposed
Devonshire Marsh East and West Basins UK41001   Bermuda   32 18 00 N 64 44 00 W Proposed
Harrington Sound and Notch UK41013   Bermuda 488     Proposed
Hungry Bay Mangrove Swamp UK41002 6UK007 Bermuda 2.01 32 16 00 N 64 45 00 W Designated
Lover`s Lake Nature Reserve UK41003 6UK009 Bermuda 2.1 32 21 00 N 64 42 00 W Designated
Paget Marsh UK41004 6UK010 Bermuda 11.35 32 16 00 N 64 46 00 W Designated
Pembroke Marsh East UK41005 6UK008 Bermuda 7.82 32 17 00 N 64 46 00 W Designated
Somerset Long Bay Pond UK41006 6UK005 Bermuda 1.1 32 17 50 N 64 51 50 W Designated
Spittal Pond UK41007 6UK004 Bermuda 9.53 32 18 00 N 64 43 00 W Designated
Trott`s Pond and Mangrove Lake UK41008   Bermuda   32 19 00 N 64 41 00 W Proposed
Walsingham Formation ? Karst and Caves UK41012   Bermuda   032 20 47 N 064 42 44 W Proposed
Warwick Pond UK41010 6UK006 Bermuda 2.3 32 16 00 N 64 48 00 W Designated
Chagos Banks UK61004   British Indian Ocean Territory 4000000 006 00 00 S 072 00 00 E Proposed
Diego Garcia UK61002 6UKx01 British Indian Ocean Territory 35424.05 07 19 00 S 72 28 00 E Designated
Anegada Eastern Ponds and The Horseshoe Reef UK44004   British Virgin Islands 30009.11 018 40 30 N 064 15 56 W Proposed
Fat Hogs and Bar Bays UK44005   British Virgin Islands 20 018 26 99 N 064 84 32 W Proposed
Western Salt Ponds of Anegada UK44003 6UK003 British Virgin Islands 1071 018 42 07 N 064 17 01 W Designated
Barker?s Wetland UK42007   Cayman Islands 460 019 23 19 N 081 22 04 W Proposed
Booby Pond and Rookery UK42001 6UK002 Cayman Islands 82 019 39 51 N 080 04 33 W Designated
Central Mangrove Wetland, Little Sound, Ponds and associated Marine Zones UK42004   Cayman Islands 8039 019 20 13 N 081 16 22 W Proposed
Little Cayman Crown Wetlands and Marine Parks UK42005   Cayman Islands 901 019 41 25 N 080 02 17 W Proposed
Salina Reserve UK42006   Cayman Islands 252 019 20 38 N 087 07 52 W Proposed
Beauchêne Island UK54016   Falkland Islands 187 052 54 00 S 059 09 00 W Proposed
Bertha`s Beach UK54001 6UK011 Falkland Islands 3191 58 25 00 W 51 55 00 S Designated
Bird Island UK54020   Falkland Islands 120 052 10 00 S 060 55 00 W Proposed
Bull Point UK54015   Falkland Islands 300 052 22 00 S 059 20 00 W Proposed
Cape Dolphin UK54006   Falkland Islands 4700 051 00 00 S 059 00 00 W Proposed
Cape Peninsula, Stanley Common and Port Harriet UK54011   Falkland Islands   051 00 00 S 059 00 00 W Proposed
Concordia Beach & Ponds, Limpet Creek and Cape Bougainville UK54007   Falkland Islands   051 20 00 S 058 40 00 W Proposed
East Bay, Lake Sulivan and River Doyle UK54002   Falkland Islands 31902 51 52 00 S 60 10 00 W Proposed
Flats Brook and Bombilla Flats UK54013   Falkland Islands       Proposed
Hawks Nest Ponds UK54019   Falkland Islands       Proposed
Jason Islands Group UK54017   Falkland Islands 3328     Proposed
Keppel Island UK54018   Falkland Islands 3626     Proposed
Kidney Island and Kidney Cove UK54010   Falkland Islands 40 051 40 00 S 057 10 00 W Proposed
Lafonia ponds and streams catchment UK54014   Falkland Islands       Proposed
New Island Group UK54021   Falkland Islands 2544     Proposed
Pebble Island East UK54004   Falkland Islands 7053 51 19 00 S 59 30 00 W Proposed
Sea Lion Island UK54005 6UK012 Falkland Islands 1556 52 26 00 S 59 06 00 W Designated
Seal Bay UK54008   Falkland Islands 2700 051 24 00 S 058 02 00 W Proposed
Swan Inlet and Ponds UK54012   Falkland Islands 12000 051 52 00 S 058 32 00 W Proposed
Volunteer Point UK54009   Falkland Islands 230 051 28 00 S 057 50 00 W Proposed
Bay of Gibraltar UK31001   Gibraltar   036 00 00 N 005 21 05 W Proposed
Lihou Island and L`Erée Headland, Guernsey UK22001   Guernsey 390 049 27 34 N 002 39 43 W Designated

Herm, Jethou and The Humps

UK22003   Guernsey 685 049 30 00 N 002 30 00 W Designated
Orchid Fields at Rocquaine Bay UK22005   Guernsey 4 049 27 34 N 002 39 43 W Proposed
Ballaugh Curragh UK21001   Isle of Man 193.4 054 19 00 N 004 31 00 W Designated
Central Valley Curragh UK21004   Isle of Man 164 054 11 00 E 004 35 00 W Proposed
Dalby Peatlands UK21006   Isle of Man 58 054 90 00 N 004 43 00 W Proposed
Gob ny rona, Maughold Head & Port Cornaa UK21005   Isle of Man 209 054 19 00 N 004 19 00 W Proposed
Southern Coasts & Calf of Man UK21003   Isle of Man 2326 054 03 50 N 004 47 50 W Proposed
The Ayres UK21002   Isle of Man 680 054 24 50 N 004 25 00 W Proposed
Les Écréhous & Les Dirouilles, Jersey UK23003   Jersey 5459 049 17 32 N 001 57 56 W Designated
Les Minquiers, Jersey UK23002   Jersey 9575 048 58 27 N 002 07 14 W Designated
Les Pierres de Lecq (the Paternosters), Jersey UK23004   Jersey 512 049 17 36 N 002 12 15 W Designated
South East Coast of Jersey, Channel Islands UK23001 7UK150 Jersey 3210.5 049 09 00 N 002 02 00 W Designated
St Ouen's Bay and Les Mielles UK23005   Jersey 1280 049 13 00 N 002 13 00 W Proposed
Centre Hills and forested ghauts UK46002   Montserrat       Proposed
Montserrat north-west coasts and marine shallows UK46001   Montserrat       Proposed
Browns Water, Pitcairn UK62004   Pitcairn Islands   025 04 00 S 130 06 00 W Proposed
Coastal waters, Pitcairn UK62005   Pitcairn Islands   025 04 00 S 130 06 00 W Proposed
Ducie Island UK62001   Pitcairn Islands 600 024 41 00 S 124 48 00 W Proposed
Henderson Island UK62002   Pitcairn Islands 3700 024 20 00 S 128 19 00 W Proposed
Oeno Island UK62003   Pitcairn Islands 1000 23 56 00 S 130 45 00 W Proposed
Gouliot Caves and Headland

UK22004

awaiting update

  Sark 4 049 25 54 N 002 22 45 W Designated
South Georgia UK55001   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 375500 054 00 00 S 036 00 00 W Proposed
South Sandwich Islands UK55002   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 27760 007 30 00 S 072 00 00 E Proposed
Fisher?s Valley UK52003   St Helena   015 58 00 S 005 00 00 W Proposed
St Helena Central Peaks UK52001   St Helena   015 58 00 S 005 42 00 W Proposed
St Helena inshore waters, stacks and cliffs UK52002   St Helena   015 58 00 S 005 42 00 W Proposed
Gough Island UK53001   Tristan da Cunha 6500 040 19 00 S 009 56 00 W Designated
Inaccessible Island UK53002   Tristan da Cunha 126524 037 18 00 S 012 41 00 W Designated
Nightingale Group UK53003   Tristan da Cunha 390 037 24 00 S 012 29 00 W Proposed
Tristan Island UK53004   Tristan da Cunha 9600 037 06 00 S 012 18 00 W Proposed
Caicos Bank Southern Cays UK43005   Turks and Caicos 364 021 18 00 N 071 42 00 W Proposed
Grand Turk salinas, ponds and shores UK43002   Turks and Caicos 200 021 27 00 N 071 08 00 W Proposed
Leeward-Going-Through Cays UK43008   Turks and Caicos 182 021 00 00 N 072 00 00 W Proposed
North, Middle and East Caicos Islands UK43001 6UK001 Turks and Caicos 58617 21 45 00 N 71 45 00 W Designated
Salt Cay creeks and salinas UK43003   Turks and Caicos 150 021 12 00 N 071 15 00 W Proposed
Turks Bank Seabird Cays UK43004   Turks and Caicos 120 021 12 00 N 071 15 00 W Proposed
West Caicos saline lake and coral reef system UK43007   Turks and Caicos 1310.1 021 00 00 W 072 00 00 W Proposed
West Providenciales Wetlands UK43006   Turks and Caicos 5613 021 00 00 N 072 00 00 W Proposed
Akrotiri UK32001 6UKx02 Western Sovereign Base Area of Cyprus 2171 34 37 00 N 32 58 00 E Designated
 
 
Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public access.
 
 

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