Chesil and the Fleet EMS

The Chesil and Fleet EMS include a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA). It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Ramsar site. The site provides protection for a range of internationally important Annex 1 habitats (features) and associated sub-features as well as bird interest features and their supporting habitats, including:
  • Lagoons
    • Seagrass
    • Tide-swept communities
    • Sub-tidal coarse sediment
    • Intertidal sediment
    • Shingle spring line
  • Internationally important breeding population of Annex 1 species, Little Tern
  • Internationally important population of regularly occurring migratory species, Wigeon
Further information on the site can be found in the Chesil and Fleet EMS Regulation 33 Conservation Advice Package produced by Natural England.

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