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Providing evidence to improve practice

Action: Restore or create lagoons Bird Conservation

Key messages

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A before-and-after study in the UK found that large numbers of bird species used, and bred, in a newly-created lagoon.


Supporting evidence from individual studies


A before-and-after study in Lincolnshire, England (Bradley & Allcorn 2006), found that a 15 ha saline lagoon created as part of a flood defence scheme in 2002 was subsequently used by 38 species of overwintering waterbird, at least ten of which bred.


Referenced papers

Please cite as:

Williams, D.R., Child, M.F., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Walsh, J.C., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2019) Bird Conservation. Pages 141-290 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2019. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.