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Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries
Special Areas of Conservation (Habitats Directive)
Past canalisation and erosion together with sea-level rise has resulted in the loss of much of the saltmarsh. There are plans for managed coastal retreat which in the long-term will result in the creation of saltmarsh.
This site is also an OSPAR marine protected area: http://mpa.ospar.org/home_ospar/mpa_datasheets/an_mpa_datasheet_en?wdpaid=555556914&gid=1370
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