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South-west London Waterbodies


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,878 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 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
These widely scattered water-bodies on the south-west margins of London are used primarily as water-supply reservoirs. Some are now disused and include flooded gravel-pits and alluvial grassland. The shorelines are fringed with dense Salix scrub, and the river and ditch networks support a diverse aquatic flora. The IBA supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl and other waterbirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-west London Waterbodies. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2019.