LUNDY NO TAKE ZONE

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Lundy Island MNR No Take Zone

Country

England

Current land designations

Marine Nature Reserve MNR), Heritage Coast, Special Area of Conservation (SAC), No Take Zone (NTZ)

Specific location

Bristol Channel

Year rewilding started

2003

Grid reference

SS136465 - Lundy island

Location

The NTZ is on the E side of Lundy island. It stretches north to Latitude  51 12.04N, south to Latitude 51 10.07N and east from Lundy’s shores to Longitude 004 39.00W

Altitude

0 m

Project Management

Ownership: National Trust

Management: English Nature

Area under rewilding (hectares)

NTZ - 330ha (24% of MNR)

MNR - 1,390ha

Project funding

Funding for the NTZ  monitoring program provided by DEFRA, English Nature, WWFand in kind donations from Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association.

Rewilding methods

NTZ proposed by the Devon Sea Fisheries Committee and English Nature. Resultant statutory bylaw prohibited the taking of any living natural resource, including lobsters, crabs and fish.

Habitats present

Reefs, sea caves, sub-tidal sandbanks, small inter-tidal area

Target species

Soft, cup and gold star corals; pink sea-fan; and erect branching sponges; shellfish; grey seals

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Divers are expected to act responsibly within the reserve and to adhere to the sign-posted bye-laws and code of conduct.

Links to further information

Lundy Island MNR map showing NTZ www.lundy.org.uk/inf/zone.html

Lundy SAC www.jncc.gov.uk/ProtectedSites/SACselection/sac.asp?EUCode=UK0013114

English Nature press release www.english-nature.org.uk/news/story.asp?ID=745

Lundy Island MNR Virtual Tour uses video, audio, pictures, 360 panoramas and animations

www.english-nature.org.uk/virtualtours/Lundy/Lundy_home.htm

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