Belfast Lough

555580971 WDPA ID
0.55 km² Reported Area

Type Marine Protected Areas

Location United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


  • Original Name Belfast Lough
  • English Designation Nature Reserve
  • IUCN Management Category IV
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation National
  • Status Year 1998
  • Sublocation GB-ANT, GB-DOW
  • Governance Type Joint governance
  • Management Authority RSPB, Northern Ireland Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland Department of the Environment, Belfast Harbour Commission
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria Not Applicable

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Sources (1)

  1. Privately protected areas of the UK Updated: 2017 Putting Nature on the Map, IUCN

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UNEP-WCMC (2021). Protected Area Profile for Belfast Lough from the World Database of Protected Areas, July 2021. Available at: