New re­serve aims to at­tract birds

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

DP Lon­don World Gate­way, builders of the new deep-sea port ter­mi­nal on the north bank of the Thames, has com­pleted the creation of 65 hectares of im­por­tant in­ter­tidal habi­tat, con­structed to help com­pen­sate for habi­tat losses caused by the build­ing of the port. It com­prises mud­flats and salt­marshes. The new area will be called Salt Fleet Flats Re­serve, a name de­cided by lo­cal peo­ple. The re­serve was cre­ated by the largest con­trolled breach of a sea wall in the UK, after the con­struc­tion of a new wall in­land of the ex­ist­ing one. This is the sec­ond re­serve cre­ated by DP World in South East Eng­land, and it is hoped that the new in­ter­tidal zone will at­tract invertebrate and bird species, in­creas­ing bio­di­ver­sity in the Thames Es­tu­ary area.

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