Restore or create lagoons
Overall effectiveness category Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence)
Number of studies: 1
Background information and definitions
Lagoons can form important feeding and overwintering grounds for wildfowl and waders, providing a rich supply of invertebrate food. However, they are often drained to provide farmland, or lost due to coastal management and development.
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.Study and other actions tested