UK045
Nene Washes


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,505 ha

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high unfavourable medium
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Site description
The cycle of winter storage of flood-waters and traditional summer cattle-grazing at this site has given rise to a mosaic of rough grassland and wet pasture, with a diverse ditch flora. The IBA supports a variety of breeding ducks and waders, and is important for wintering wildfowl.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nene Washes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2019.