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Title: Development of data and information sources on Natura 2000 estuarine sites in the north west : Morecambe Bay : final report
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
A number of sites in the UK are designated as special protection areas (SPA) and/or candidate special areas for conservation (cSAC) and thus enjoy protection at an international (European) level. These sites together comprise the Natura 2000 network of sites throughout Europe. The Environment Agency, as competent authority in England and Wales, has a responsibility to safeguard the interest features of Natura 2000 sites through its function in regulating a number of activities that take place in and around these sites. In response to this, the Agency is undertaking a review of consents (authorisations to discharge effluent, abstract water, release atmospheric emissions etc.) process. All consents that could potentially influence protected species and/or habitats at Natura 2000 sites are being reviewed, a process that can involve many thousands of consents at a single site. In order to carry out this task, the Agency identified that it needed an up to date source of information on scientific knowledge for a number of the sites. This project provides that resource for Morecambe Bay SPA/cSAC in north west England. Related projects have been undertaken for Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA and Duddon Estuary SPA. These, together with the phase 1 project for Ribble and Alt estuaries, have developed a database of information, the North West Natura 2000 database (version 2). Section 2 provides an overview of the database, including instructions for use.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Estuaries; Information services; Databases; Protected areas; Coastal waters; Modelling; Water quality; Brackishwater environment
Geographic Keywords: Morecambe Bay; Cumbria; Lancashire; Duddon estuary
Extent: 31
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