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'Our shared responsibility': participation in ecological projects as a means of empowering communities to contribute to coastal management processes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18508087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this project was to empower people of Blyth Valley in Northumberland (northeast England) to contribute to the management of their coastal heritage. A group of volunteers, the Links Conservation Group, working in collaboration with the environmental managers (Blyth Valley Borough Council), scientists, local specialists and other volunteers, surveyed the biodiversity, social, cultural and industrial history and profiles of the dunes, as well as their perceived value to local residents. The Group used this information to develop management plans for the dunes. The recommendations have contributed to planning processes at three levels: (i) national coastal management plans; (ii) regional plans; and (iii) plans for further action at the local community level.
Stewart M Evans; Susan Gebbels; Joanna M Stockill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-05-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-16     Completed Date:  2008-09-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dove Marine Laboratory, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Conservation of Natural Resources / methods*
Consumer Participation*
Ecology / methods*
Great Britain
Silicon Dioxide
Reg. No./Substance:
7631-86-9/Silicon Dioxide

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