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Title: Buffer zones for conservation of rivers and bankside habitats : draft final report
Author: Andrew R.G. Large
Author: Geoffrey E. Petts
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Freshwater Environments Group International Centre Of Landscape Ecology Loughborough University of Technology R&D 340/1/Y
This project seeks to determine the effectiveness of riparian buffer zones in enhancing the conservation value of river corridor habitats and in achieving other benefits such as reducing pollution benefits to rivers. There are three specific objectives: to review existing information on the application and effectiveness of buffer zones in river management; to identify opportunities for and constraints against development of riparian buffer zones in England and Wales; to produce recommendations for the most appropriate management strategies for riparian buffer zones which take into account: a) benefits in terms of environmental improvement; b) costs to landowners; c) the framework (existing and potential) necessary to allow implementation. The project aims to provide a comprehensive review of scientific knowledge on buffer zones and a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of different types (size, floristic composition, continuity etc.) of buffer for river management Attention is given to the role of Governmental and non-governmental organisations in potential implementation of such management Consultation with a range of riparian planners and managers has been carried out, to ascertain the response of these bodies to such management.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Nature conservationBuffersRiversRiparian zones
Extent: 66
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