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New advice to protect homes of England’s seahorses and seabream

Source: gov.uk

Natural England has published nine new draft Conservation Advice packages to enable developers and operators to understand the impact of their proposed development on habitats and species in protected sites across England.

These new packages of online advice, now available on the Natural England’s Designated Site System, cover sites which are home to England’s seahorses, black bream breeding sites and internationally important populations of seabirds.

These sites include the Isles of Scilly Special Protection Area (SPA), Utopia Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ), and Studland Bay MCZ in Dorset. In line with the government guidance, Natural England is also working on advice for four new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), protecting our diverse species and habitats in the blue belt around the English Coast. MORE

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