SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Great Yarmouth North Denes

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Great Yarmouth North Denes is located on the North Sea coast of Norfolk in East Anglia about 30 km east of Norwich. Behind a wide shingle beach, the North Denes dune system is actively accreting. These low dunes are stabilised by Marram Ammophila arenaria and there are extensive areas of Grey Hair-grass Corynephorus canescens. The location supports important numbers of breeding Little Tern Sterna albifrons that feed outside the SPA in nearby waters. 


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.1 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following species listed on Annex I of the Directive:
During the breeding season;
Little Tern Sterna albifrons, 220 pairs representing at least 9.2% of the breeding population in Great Britain (5 year mean, 1992-1996)


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