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EU demo on ICZM: Forth Estuary Forum: A demonstration of effective integrated coastal zone management

Type of Entry: Case Study
Website: www.forthestuaryforum.co.uk
Duration: 1993 -
Description:

A hundred kilometres long, the Forth estuary has a catchment of 4 500 km². It supports five bird populations of European importance for nature conservation. At the same time, 1.25 million people live around its perimeter, part of which is heavily urbanised and industrialised.

To encourage partnership management that takes as much account as possible of the interests involved, the Forth Estuary Forum was established in 1993. It functions on a voluntary and informal basis and it comprised of over 200 representatives of local authorities, statutory agencies, commerce, industry, NGOs, etc.

Results anticipated:

  • Assessment of the effectiveness of a non-statutory voluntary partnership approach in developing integrated management of a large estuarine area.
  • Increased cooperation between all interests concerned and their commitment to sustainable development.
  • Improvement of environmental protection.
  • Preparation of an integrated management strategy for the Estuary and Firth of Forth, and the corresponding action plans.
Keywords: Bird, Estuary and lagoon, Nature conservation
Documents:
The Forth Integrated Management Strategy (1.885.088 Bytes)
 
Coastal Guide ICZM Information System (15.032 Bytes)
 
Contact: Mr Stephen Midgley
The Forth Estuary Forum
Exmouth Building
Port of Rosyth
Rosyth, Fife KY11 2XP
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44-1383-420104
Fax: +44-1383-418468
E-Mail: stephen.midgley@forthestuaryforum.co.uk
Website: www.forthestuaryforum.co.uk
Financed by: EU LIFE-Environment 96/UK/406/PAZ (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/home.htmh)