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EU demo on ICZM: Implementing alternativestrategies in Irish beach and dune management: involvement in sustainable coastal development

Type of Entry: Case Study
Website: www.ulst.ac.uk/faculty/science/crg/home.htm

The project concerns a dozen coastal dune sites in the Counties of Down (UK) and Donegal (IRL) which are of great natural and scenic interest and internationally renowned. In recent years, tourism and rural development have increased pressure on these sites and the trend could worsen. The authorities have recognised the need for management plans to handle this development in a sustainable way. The coastal research group responsible for the project will aim to involve local communities in the conception and implementation of coastal management plans and projects.

Results anticipated:

  • Changing attitudes and practices to encourage an integrated approach (at planning, political, technical and legislative levels).
  • Introduction of participatory processes; establishment of an advisory forum for each site.
  • Description of each site and development of a management plan for each.
  • Consolidation of the experience (good-practice guide) and dissemination of the results.
Keywords: Dunes, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
Coastal Guide ICZM Information System (14.110 Bytes)
Contact: Mr J.A.G. Cooper
University of Ulster
Cromore Road, Coleraine
Co. Londonderry BT52 ISA Northern Ireland
Telephone: +44-1265-324429
Fax: +44-1265-324911
Website: www.ulst.ac.uk
Financed by: LIFEUK/404/LBL