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CLIP 4029

Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve - land use conflicts

Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve - land use conflicts
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Key Info
  • Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve - land use conflicts
  • Duration: 03:52
  • The Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve to the north of Aberdeen is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage. It is home to the River Ythan estuary and a virtually untouched dune formation. Sometimes visitor access must be curtailed to protect the reserve. Fish stocks in the Ythan have fallen, so fishing must also be controlled. In 2001 the Ythan project was set up to protect the river and its estuary from nitrate pollution caused by agriculture. The use of fertilisers by farmers is now controlled.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Coastal Environment: Conflict and Management

  • Keywords: pollution, SNH, Scottish Natural Heritage, dunes, conservation, agriculture, algae, Scottish Executive, coastal landscape, coast, Aberdeenshire, geography
Ideas for use in class
  • Sands of Forvie is immediately next to the site of the proposed Trump International golf development. This could lead into a study of the impact the scheme will have, both environmental and financial, on the local area. The clip can be used as introduction to a mapwork exercise or to an examination of the work of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).Links to projects on government funding and legislation.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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