Review of knowledge regarding the effect of major estuarine developments on bird populations with reference to proposals for an airport in the Thames Estuary

Author(s): Lucy J. Wright, Veronica Mendez & Niall H.K. Burton

Published: January 2014 Issue No.: 657 Pages: 50pp

ISBN: 978-1-908581-43-3

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BTO ecologists have recently reported on controversial proposals to build an airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary.

The study shows that this development would cause significant loss of coastal habitat within two areas that are protected under European law for their internationally important waterbird populations.

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