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Analysis of harbour porpoise sightings data in relation to area-based conservation 2014

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Cetacean Habitats Directive Reporting JNCC report series Mammals Marine Marine protected area Species Surveillance and Monitoring 487

Abstract

The EC Habitats Directive requires member states to consider Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) for all species listed in the Directive’s Annex II. The Annex includes bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). The aforementioned inhabit relatively discrete areas of coastal water in several parts of the European Union, but the latter are much more widely distributed, and there is little evidence of long-term ‘residence’ in any particular area.

The aim of this study was to apply statistical modelling techniques in order to identify areas of high porpoise density that might be suitable as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). This report was compiled in 2002.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2014·07·01

Citation
Bravington, M., Borchers, D. & Northridge, S. 2014. Analysis of harbour porpoise sightings data in relation to area-based conservation. JNCC Report No. 487, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The objective of this study was to apply statistical modelling techniques in order to look for areas of high porpoise density that might be suitable as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·07·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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