Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Heavily endangered
UK Significantly declined in extent and quality
Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide water, occurs within Estuaries and Large shallow inlets and bays
UK Biodiversity Action Plan Mudflats

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