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Pevensey Levels is a 3,603.2-hectare (8,904-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Bexhill-on-Sea and Hailsham in East Sussex.[1][2] It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I,[3] a Ramsar site[4] and a Special Area of Conservation.[5] An area of 183.5 hectares (453 acres) is a National Nature Reserve[6] and an area of 150 hectares (370 acres) is a nature reserve called Pevensey Marshes which is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust.[7]

Pevensey Levels
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Pevensey Haven in May, East Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 1476910.jpg
Area of SearchEast Sussex
Grid referenceTQ 647 076[1]
InterestBiological
Area3,603.2 hectares (8,904 acres)[1]
Notification1990[1]
Location mapMagic Map

This is a large area of wetland grazing meadows intersected by a network of ditches. It has many nationally rare invertebrates. It may be the best site in Britain for freshwater mollusc fauna, including the endangered shining ram's-horn snail. It also has one nationally rare and several nationally scarce aquatic plants and it is of national importance for lapwing, with more than 1% of the British population.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Pevensey Levels". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 166. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Pevensey Levels". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Pevensey Marshes". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Pevensey Levels citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

Coordinates: 50°50′38″N 0°20′17″E / 50.844°N 0.338°E / 50.844; 0.338