3rd UK Report on Implementation of the EU Habitats Directive

The 2013 Habitats Directive Report (aka Article 17 Reporting) is now available on the JNCC website here. This includes all of the information and maps submitted to the European Commission, plus various supporting documents and spreadsheets. It does not include site-level reports and patience is needed to dig through each of the Wales habitats and species feeder reports.

It is not encouraging reading.  Many marine habitats and species, including all the habitats that occur in Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries SAC are classified as inadequate or bad.  We will not know whether these judgments apply to all of this site’s habitat features until Natural Resources Wales publishes site-level reports but there is clearly no room for complacency and management needs to continue to be improved.

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