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The Belgian coast: first steps towards an integrated coastal zone management
Herrier, J.-L.; Thomas, K. (1995). The Belgian coast: first steps towards an integrated coastal zone management, in: Healy, M.G. et al. (Ed.) Directions in European coastal management. pp. 375-382
In: Healy, M.G.; Doody, J.P. (Ed.) (1995). Directions in European coastal management. Samara Publishing: Cardigan. ISBN 1-873692-06-4. xiv, 566 pp., more

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    Management > Ecosystem management > Coastal zone management
    Topographic features > Landforms > Coasts
    ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]

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  • Herrier, J.-L., more
  • Thomas, K.

    Coastal habitats and their problems are reviewed and integrated coastal zone management in Belgium is discussed. Habitats on the Belgian coast are under pressure form recreation, pollution and lack of effective regulation, despite the importance of several types of habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. New management structures are required which are capable of preserving what remains of the Belgian coastal resource and restoring damaged areas using sound ecological principles. The best means of achieving this is through integrated coastal zone management which involves all coastal interest groups. With a combined effort and emphasis on information and public participation, what remains of the coastal ecosystem may be saved.

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