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Climate change and marine conservation

The 2015 MCCIP Report Card on marine biodiversity legislation showed that climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the UK’s marine protected areas and their features but identified a lack of advice on how protected features should be managed to build resilience to climate change.

MCCIP has therefore worked with some of the UK’s leading experts from academia and nature conservation agencies to produce a series of cards on how to manage protected species and habitats to help them adapt to climate change. There are seven cards, published in October 2018, each with a focus on a specific habitat or species, selected because they are known to be vulnerable to climate change impacts. Their conservation also helps support wider plant and animal communities; provides nursery grounds for fish and shellfish; and stores carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change effects.

Cards available to download now

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Artwork highlighting the importance of the ocean is unveiled

A series of illustrations about the importance of the ocean to the coastal communities of Ireland and Wales were unveiled at the Marine Institute, as part of a BlueFish Project meeting. BlueFish is a marine science research project focusing on the importance of the ocean to economic activities of coastal communities and potential impacts of… Continue Reading

Continued European collaboration vital for Wales, says Finance Minister

Continued European collaboration vital for Wales, says Finance Minister The Finance Secretary will met scientists from Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and representatives from the industry to hear about the progress of two cross-border projects aimed at growing both nations’ shellfish industries and assessing the effects of climate change in the Irish Sea.      … Continue Reading

Visit by Irish Ambassador

Visit by Irish Ambassador We were delighted to showcase the BlueFish Project recently to the Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK, Mr Mulhall. Welcoming Mr Mulhall to the University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John G. Hughes, said:“It is a pleasure to welcome the Irish Ambassador to Bangor University and to showcase some of the innovative collaborations we have… Continue Reading

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