New Protection for Tees Estuary Wildlife

Stream of water cutting through grassNatural England confirmed today that a new SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has been declared for Teesmouth and the Cleveland Coast.

The Tees Estuary is a unique environment where industrial facilities share the landscape with a wide range of coastal habitats which teem with wildlife. There were previously seven SSSI’s protecting parts of the Tees Estuary, which have now been merged and expanded into a single, landscape-scale SSSI, totalling nearly 3000 hectares (or 12 square miles). The newly enlarged SSSI will provide clarity for developers and other stakeholders regarding the environmental assets of the site.

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