The main direct result of the project will be more, and better coastal habitat in place within the target SPAs to benefit breeding, wintering and migratory waterbirds.
- 2.5 ha of new island habitat will have been created
- 31.5 ha saline lagoon will have been enhanced
- 30 ha of intertidal habitat will have been saved or replaced with new habitat
- The condition of 261 ha of freshwater and grazing marsh will have been improved
- 1.5 ha shingle and grassland will have been restored, and 4 ha of shingle will have been recharged
- 10 ha of nesting habitat will have been made safe using fencing
- Disturbance will have been reduced along key areas of SPA coastline through awareness work, creating conditions for at least two new bird breeding colonies
- These improvements will lead to increases in the population and/or productivity of target breeding species and will also benefit migrating and wintering species.
- Recommendations will be produced for longer-term, landscape-scale coastal management in the project areas. This will include some site-specific assessment of opportunities, and the development of plans to inform and facilitate future coastal habitat projects
- Best practice and case studies will be produced on issues such as island creation and predator management