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Marine Nature Conservation Review: Rationale and methods 1996


This volume explains the rationale behind the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) and lays out the methods used in collecting and analysing the data, including creation and use of the MNCR database.

The Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) began in 1987. Its aim was to provide information describing the marine habitats, communities and species around Great Britain. This was collected in such a way as to underpin the development of management systems for marine nature conservation and to support the identification of marine protected areas.

This volume includes an appraisal of marine nature conservation needs in Great Britain, lays out the rationale for the MNCR and describes the methods used for descriptive survey and assessment in the marine environment. It provides a touchstone for all those concerned with the marine environment, whether in terms of education, research or conservation.

Please note that this resource has been produced from a scan of an original document. You may therefore experience fluctuations in quality and large file sizes.

Due to the file size of the volume, it is divided into the following parts/chapters:

  • Part 1: Prelims (including Contents, Foreword & Summary) and Chapters 1 to 10.
  • Part 2: Appendices (1 to 11).

An accompanying Summary Report is also provided.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1996··

Hiscock, K. (Ed.). 1996. Marine Nature Conservation Review: Rationale and methods, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 410 7.

This volume forms part the Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR), which commenced in 1987 under the Nature Conservancy Council and continued in 1991 under JNCC until 2005.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·03·28

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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