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Monitoring cetaceans in UK and adjacent waters: current and potential uses of Atlantic Research Coalition (ARC) data (2009) 2014

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Cetacean Habitats Directive Reporting JNCC report series Mammals Marine Monitoring Species Species Status 481

Abstract

There is an obligation under Article 11 of the Habitats Directive to undertake surveillance on the conservation status of all cetacean species occurring in UK waters and report on this every six years. The purpose of the Habitats Directive is that species and habitats achieve and maintain a Favourable Conservation Status (FCS). Monitoring trends in abundance and distribution of species is one of the main ways to undertake surveillance.

The aim of this report is to review the past, present and planned future monitoring effort undertaken by partners of the Atlantic Research Coalition (ARC), with a view to assessing the potential of the data to regularly report on the conservation status of cetaceans in UK and adjacent (north-west European) waters.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2014·07·01

Citation
Brereton, T., MacLeod, C., Wall, D., Macleod, K., Cermeño, P., Curtis, D., Zanderink, F., Benson, C., Bannon, S., Osinga, N., Martin, C. & Pinn, E. 2014. Monitoring cetaceans in UK and adjacent waters: current and potential uses of Atlantic Research Coalition (ARC) data (2009). JNCC Report No. 481, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

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There is an obligation under Article 11 of the Habitats Directive to undertake surveillance on the conservation status of all cetacean species occurring in UK waters and report on this every six years.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·07·21

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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