Ramsar Sites and Special Protection Areas (SPAs)
Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance.
Many Ramsar sites have been selected for their importance to waterbirds and hence many Ramsar sites are also Special Protection Areas (SPA's) as designated under the EU Birds Directive.
In Hartlepool the Ramsar site and SPA have the same boundaries.
The coastline from Crimdon Dene to Hartlepool Headland and much of Seaton Common and Teesmouth is classed as a Ramsar site.
The Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast SPA covers parts of the coast and adjacent areas of Hartlepool.
Hartlepool's Local Wildlife Sites and Local Geological Sites
A map showing Hartlepool's Local Wildlife and Geological Sites
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
An independent local charity working to create a better future for wildlife and people
A website that brings together geographic information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place
Working for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas
Ecological and Arboricultural Consultancy
Information about Hartlepool Borough Council's Ecological and Arboricultural Consultancy service
Telephone: 01429 266522