Case Study: Essex Marshes

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Where are the Essex Marshes located?
Near Essex originating at the River Thames estuary and moving up towards Colchester
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What sort landscape is there?
Mixture of different landscapes: mudflats, sand and shingle banks, salt marshes and coastal grassland
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What sort wildlife can be found there?
Shore crabs, herring, redshank, oyster catcher, marsh samphire
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What threats are there to the Essex Marhses?
Farmers reclaiming land, sea walls infringing on land, buildings homes in this area, chemicals from industry increasing erosion via solution
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What are the aims of the conservation strategies?
To increase the size and create a safer eco-system for the wildlife while also protecting the inhabitated land behind it from being eroded.
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What types of engineering strategies have been used?
Managed retreat - letting land flood at a rate controlled by you. Coastal realignement - changing the contours of the cost. Sustainable development - Ensuring habitats are protected while providing for a growing population
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