WALLASEA

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Wallasea

Country

England

Current land designations

None

Specific location

Wallasea Island, Essex

Year rewilding started

2006

Grid reference

TQ967935

Location

Latitude: 51 36 22 N Longitude: 00 50 24 E

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Private land owner (Wallasea Farms Ltd);

Management: DEFRA, English Nature, Environment Agency, RSPB

Area under rewilding (hectares)

115ha

Project funding

Governmental funding

Rewilding methods

Managed Coastal Realignment to aid the creation of a new wetland habitat

Habitats present

Wetland habitat including 7 artificial islands, saline lagoons, and mudflats

Target species

Wading birds, Marshland plants, bass, mullet, flatfish and herring

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

DEFRA information: www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-countryside/ewd/wallasea/index.htm

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