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By J. Pat Doody

Coastal Conservation and Management offers the reader with a synthesis of the diversity and version of the most coastal formations and comprises useful tips on their administration. The e-book discusses all of the major coastal habitats of value for nature conservation (saltmarsh, shingle, sand dune and seacliff) in addition to mixtures of those habitats (estuaries and different coastal wetlands). It deals a complete photo of either the gentle sedimentary formations and people that are extra resilient. whereas those habitats have all been coated somewhere else within the literature, no unmarried quantity offers this kind of wide-ranging account. An test is made all through to supply the reader with a easy realizing of the significance and diversity of edition of every habitat and coastal atmosphere. The crucial matters are mentioned and the most important administration suggestions pointed out. a few prescriptive feedback are made, even though for the main half, the reader is left to contemplate the problems and their attainable solutions.

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At a European level the European Union Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43iEEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) provides for the establishment of a network of protected sites across Europe which will be known as 'Natura 2000'. This network will include sites designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) under the Habitats Directive and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) under the Birds Directive, which is already in place. The concept of 'Natura 2000' has at its centre the idea of conserving habitats and species of importance at a European level in a "favourable conservation status".

Structural diversity; 5. Temporal dynamics between habitats, habitat mosaics and species movement. Included within this may be the movement of species within and between habitats, successional characteristics; 6. Naturalness; 7. Recorded history; 8. Research. At a European level the European Union Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43iEEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) provides for the establishment of a network of protected sites across Europe which will be known as 'Natura 2000'.

The habitats range from emerging rocks with a calcifying algal community to sea water-drenched hyper-saline communities, including Arthrocnemum glaucum and Atriplex portulacoides, to exposed windswept cliff tops from 460-1,200m high. Interspersed in more sheltered areas are woodlands and scrub. There is little in the literature concerning these habitats though reference is made to similar cliffs in Albania (Lovric 1993b), southwest Turkey (Lovric & Uslu 1993a) and along the western shore of the Black Sea, especially at Kiliakra (Lovric & Uslu 1993b).

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