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DPLUS119 WP2: Status assessments for marine/coastal habitats within TCI territorial waters – Vulnerability & condition assessments 2023

Abstract

The ‘Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands’ project is a three-year project funded through Darwin Plus (DPLUS119). The aim of the project is to improve the evidence base in marine and coastal environments to support sustainable coastal marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

Work Package 2 (WP2) – Status assessments for marine/coastal habitats within TCI territorial waters – will improve understanding of the extent and condition of marine and coastal habitats within TCI. This will be used to support the development of suitable monitoring metrics to detect change to coastal and marine natural capital, and longer-term development of a monitoring programme.

This report, produced through WP2, builds on work conducted by JNCC during stage 1 (Savage et al. 2023) of the Work Package, consisting of a sensitivity assessment of priority habitats and pressures identified by the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Environment and Coastal Resources. Stage 2 of WP2 uses vulnerability assessments to assess condition of the priority habitats against the activities and pressures identified in stage 1. The vulnerability assessment calculates the area of each benthic habitat potentially in unfavourable condition for each pressure.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·12·01

Citation
Britton, A., Vaughan, D., Cornick, L., Pettit, L. & Smith, A. 2023. Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands (DPLUS119). WP2: Status assessments for marine/coastal habitats within TCI territorial waters – Vulnerability & condition assessments. JNCC Report 749, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

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This work was funded by the UK Government through the Darwin Plus project DPLUS119 ‘Technical assistance programme for effective coastal-marine management in the Turks and Caicos Islands’.

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Communications, JNCC publisher

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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0 unless otherwise stated. Note that some images may not be copyright JNCC; please check image sources for conditions of re-use.

Metadata date 2023·12·20

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Communications, JNCC

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