This document provides the first mapped prioritisation of biodiversity action for Welsh lakes. It is intended to complement existing documents for other habitats on the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website by helping to guide action to those areas where it is most needed, and builds on previous work (Duigan 2003), incorporating the results of more recent surveys (Burgess et al. 2006, 2009, 2013).
The focus here is generally on identifying the locations of individual lakes of particular types where we know action is needed at a fairly strategic level. In many cases there already exist more detailed action plans for individual sites, or else there are individuals on the ground who are able to articulate the issues in greater detail than is possible in a document of this nature. Instead, this document focuses on assisting funders and budget holders to target their resources at locations where the need and / or potential biodiversity gains are greatest.
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- Burgess A, Goldsmith B, Hatton-Ellis T, Hughes M, Shilland E. (2009) CCW Standing Waters SSSI Monitoring 2007-08. CCW Contract Science Report 855. Bangor, Countryside Council for Wales.
- Burgess A, Goldsmith B, Hatton-Ellis TW. (2013) Site Condition Assessments of Welsh SAC and SSSI Standing Water features, 2007-2012. CCW Contract Science Report 983. Bangor, Countryside Council for Wales.
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