Increased flooding and rain from climate change can spell disaster. Tidal saltwater surges wipe out freshwater wildlife and birds lose their eggs, nests and young to flooding. Find out how our nature reserves are feeling the effects.
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At the mercy of the sea - Dingle Marshes
In 2007, a combination of high tides and a tidal surge resulted in flooding on parts of the East England coast.
Saltwater devastation - Strumpshaw Fen
In November 2007, there was a big tide. Water in and around the site rose four feet in 24 hours.
Flash flooding - Sandwell Valley
Sandwell is an interesting site with a mixture of wet grassland and wet woodland habitats.
Torrential rain - a blow to bittern recovery
In 2007, bitterns breeding at the RSPB's nature reserves on the Suffolk coast had their nests washed away.
Washed away - Ouse Washes
Once an ideal place for wading birds to raise their young, increasing spring and summer flooding has made it difficult.