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 populations of breeding or migratory species
    • Little Tern
    • Wigeon
Further information on the site can be found in the Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area Conservation Advice Packages produced by Natural England.

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