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The Severn Estuary is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for overwintering birds abd the habitats which attract them, and is part of a European network of sites known as Natura 2000. These sites try to put people at the heart of nature conservation and are about ‘people and nature’ not 'nature without people'. Sharing the estuary in a considerate way with the birds that visit each year is vital for their survival.

The birds that visit the estuary are generally shy and do not like being disturbed. They are particularly vulnerable when the weather is cold. The statutory organisations and user and interest groups around the estuary have collaborated to produce a leaflet which provides information on the birds and habitats that are important around the estuary, and how people who use the estuary can appreciate these visitors while minimising their impact on them and the habitats they rely on.

Sharing the Severn Estuary- its wildlife and you (leaflet-English)

Sharing the Severn Estuary- its wildlife and you (leaflet-Welsh)


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