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Title: Conservation, biology and recreation annual report 1999-2000, North West (2000)
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This report provides a brief overview of the work and major issues in the Region over the 1999/2000 financial year. The regional overview that follows this introduction gives an outline of the key work areas of national or regional significance. Later sections provide details of some projects undertaken to benefit the wildlife and people of the North West. For operational purposes, the North West Environment Agency is structured along functional lines to deliver the aims and duties which underpin our environmental responsibilities. The conservation function is incorporated with biology into ecology, with fisheries and recreation being separate. The Fisheries, Ecology and Recreation, (FER) teams deliver this service locally on the ground. The FER function works closely with other Agency functions such as Water Resources, Flood Defence and Environmental Protection to ensure that conservation and sustainability duties are furthered and this collaboration provides many benefits. For example, ecologists will advise flood defence engineers on the possible impact of flood defence engineering works and ways to incorporate features that will enhance wildlife and promote recreation. The same is true of water resources work. Because conservation and recreation work in the North West region is funded mainly by recharge to other Agency functions, there is little capital money for improvements. It is therefore very important that features that will enhance conservation and/or recreation are incorporated into other Agency project plans at an early stage in the planning of such projects. Such co-operation is possible because the duty to promote conservation and recreation goes across all functions.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementNature conservationEnvironmental policiesEnvironment AgencyConservation strategyEnvironmental legislationRecreationBiodiversityFlood Management StrategyHabitat improvementWater qualityFlood defence structures
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCumbriaEden (river, Cumbria)Bassenthwaite Lake
Extent: 48
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