SNH and Sepa have mapped Scottish saltmarshes for the first time
Eurosite member Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) spent three years surveying Scotland’s saltmarches. The two agencies mapped and evaluated the condition of marches larger than seven acres (3ha) or longer than 1,640ft (500m). Almost 250 sites on Scotland’s mainland and islands were visited and 14,332 acres (5,800ha) in total was mapped.
Prof Stewart Angus, from SNH, said: “The Scottish Saltmarsh Survey report gives us a really valuable ‘snapshot’ of a habitat that is likely to change considerably in coming years as a result of climate change.”
Source: BBC News
4 February 2016 |