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UK Sea Life Hotspots in Need of Protection

Jan 16,2007 SACN


Conservation scientists have identified eight "biodiversity hotspots" around Britain's coast which they say ought to be priorities for protection.

- Plymouth Reefs

- The Blackwater Estuary

- The Dogger Bank

- Unst

- Hatton Banks

- Mull

- Rathlin Island

- The Menai Straight

BBC News Report (Including Map)

"Now a new report produced by the World Wildlife Fund together with the Marine Biology Association (MBA) has called for more biodiversity hot spots like Lundy to be established across the UK. A total of 120 locations rich in underwater activity but susceptible to such threats as over-fishing and pollution have been identified."

The Independent



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comment Comments (1 posted) 
  • this makes good sense to me!! protecting these areas can only be of benefit to rsa and commercials alike, but i doubt the commercialls will see it that way!! which is a shame :(, they will fight tooth and nail to stop this and the government musnt listen to them.
(Posted on January 16, 2007, 5:08 pm alan siddall)


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