Coastal Retreat Management Case Study

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Where is the retreat?
Abbots Hall Farm, Essex
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What is it?
Coastal saltmarshes
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What year did conservation start and what was the plan?
1994- UK biodiversity action plan- To create 140 hectares of saltmarsh in a year and maintain biodiversity
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Why must it be protected?
To restore dynamic equilibrium to replace sand and rebuild habitats, coastal squeeze, cheaper to maintain saltmarshes than rebuild sea wall
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How is it protected?
Land use zoning- buying arable land and allowing the sea to flood it. The sea wall has a 3.5km breach for flooding.
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What are the benefits?
Saltmarshes resduce coastal erosion since they dissipate wave energy. Low maintanence. Cheap coastal defence. Encourages and supports biodiversity. Tourist interest. Saved about £500K over the next 20 years
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What are the disadvantages?
Farmers require compensation, Intertidal sites are rich with archaelogical value but they are flooded, not managed efficiently.
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