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Site boundaries of wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar convention 2019

Freshwater Marine Terrestrial Protected Areas


A spatial dataset of Ramsar sites in the United Kingdom. The dataset does not include sites in the UK's Overseas Territories or the Crown Dependencies. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention. Ramsar sites are submitted to the Ramsar Secretariat by JNCC on behalf of the UK Government.

Resource type Dataset

Topic category Boundaries

Reference date 2019·07·12

The site boundary data have been collated by JNCC from data supplied by the following organisations: -Scottish Natural Heritage: -Natural Resources Wales: -Natural England: -Northern Ireland Environment Agency: The shapefile contains RAMSAR sites for GB and NI.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement: “Contains public sector data from © JNCC/NE/NRW/SNH/DOENI 2019. Contains OS data © Crown Copyright and database right 2019.” This dataset is registered with OS under the presumption to publish notification arrangement to enable free onward use under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Metadata date 2021·10·19

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 1976·01·05 2019·07·12

Spatial extent
North 60.596344
South 49.818589
East 2.587295
West -9.10503
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