Durham coastal wildlife could be set to receive a major conservation boost
The County Durham coast – gradually recovering from years of industrial pollution – should now be given extra protection for its marine life, urges a report.
The Wildlife Trusts report makes the case for the Durham Heritage Coast to be awarded Marine Conservation Zone status.
Durham is included in the report’s list of hoped-for new zones, which it says would complete a network of special places where habitats and wildlife can flourish to safeguard healthy and productive seas for the future.
The report is published in advance of the Government’s plans to designate a third and final phase of... read more
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