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Title: Conservation, biology and recreation annual report 1998-99 : North West
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This report provides a brief overview of the work and major issues in the Region over the 1998/9 financial year. The regional overview that follows this introduction gives an outline of the key work areas of national or regional significance. Later sections provide details of some projects undertaken to benefit the wildlife and people of the North West. For operational purposes, the North West Agency is structured along functional lines to deliver the aims and duties which underpin our environmental responsibilities. The conservation function is incorporated with biology into ecology, with fisheries and recreation being separate. The Fisheries, Ecology and Recreation, (FER) teams deliver this service locally on the ground. The FER function works closely with other Agency functions such as Water Resources, Flood Defence and Environmental Protection to ensure that conservation and sustainability duties are furthered and this collaboration provides many benefits. For example, ecologists will advise flood defence engineers on the possible impact of flood defence engineering works and ways to incorporate features that will enhance wildlife and promote recreation. This years report includes for the first time biological work done by ecologists, as this represents a significant proportion of the workload in ecology. Most of the work done is for the Environmental Protection function in helping to assess water quality and pollution problems. A full account of the generic types of work is given in the first section of this report.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementNature conservationEnvironmental policiesEnvironment AgencyConservation strategyEnvironmental legislationRecreationBiodiversityFlood Management StrategyHabitat improvementWater qualityFlood defence structures
Geographic Keywords: EA North West
Extent: 29
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