Synthesis and application of information for conservation management relevant to marine SACs


Previous chapters have described current understanding of rocky shore ecosystems, the main anthropogenic threats, the options for monitoring these systems and the major areas which require study in order to improve our conservation efforts. This aim of this chapter is to suggest an appropriate strategy for the management and study of rocky shores within SACs. Before making these suggestions, we first consider the value of rocky shore ecosystems from a conservation perspective. We also consider the practical issues relating to study and management of these ecosystems.

The conservation value of rocky shores

The major threats to rocky shore communities

Practical issues

The study and management of rocky shores within SACs