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13 January 2010

MCS tonight

This event has been postponed due to the weather, but will be rescheduled. To come along, please contact Ron Crosby at the Marine Conservation Society at roncrosby@btinternet.com
Come along to tonight’s meeting of the Lancashire Marine Conservations Society to find out more about Marine Conservation Zones.
Our liaison officer Laura Bates will give a presentation on Marine Conservation Zones and answer questions you might have.
Marine Conservation Zones are a new way of extending environmental protection in our seas. They will protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology. Sites will be selected to protect the range of marine wildlife, not just the rare and threatened.
Around England, Marine Conservation Zones will be part of a network of protected areas at sea. This network will also include:
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • Special Areas of Conservation
  • Special Protection Areas
  • Ramsar sites

The country’s first Marine Conservation Zone was created earlier this week, when Lundy Island Marine Nature Reserve changed its designation.

Tonight’s event starts at 7.30pm in Furness lecture theatre two, at Lancaster University. Admission is free.