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Herm and Jethou get Ramsar status

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GLOBAL recognition has today been awarded to Herm as it is unveiled as a Ramsar site of major international environmental importance.

The island, along with Jethou and The Humps, has received the prestigious designation for its marine and land habitats, which support a rich diversity of flora and fauna, including important breeding areas for sea bird species including the puffin, shag and lesser black backed gull.

Herm Common has been highlighted for its cultural heritage, with its numerous archaeological remains.

Environment minister Yvonne Burford was among those celebrating the announcement, coinciding with the run up to World Wetlands Day.

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