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New Conservation Advice for Northumberland published

November 27th, 2018

Conservation Advice packages for the Farne Islands Special Protection Area (SPA), the Aln Estuary Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ),  and the Coquet to St Mary’s MCZ have recently been published by Natural England.

Theses draft Advice Packages can be used to assess the impacts of ongoing or proposed management activities and include information about:

  • Designated or qualifying features
  • Habitats and species that they are dependent on and where they occur
  • Conservation objectives
  • Minimum targets each feature needs to achieve to meet the conservation objectives
  • Features which may be sensitive to human activity
  • Condition of the designated or qualifying features
  • The evidence-base used to create the advice

All of the published Advice Packages for the Northumberland coast can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/northern-north-sea-marine-area-index-map-and-site-packages