Bird Island Proposed Marine Nature Reserve

The dataset (a polygon feature) describes the Bird Island proposed Marine Nature Reserve. The boundary has been drawn in the context of the Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas as Sites for wider marine management in the Falkland Islands. A public counsultation took place in April/May 2017 and the boundaries are still at the "proposal" stage and are not considered final.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated October 19, 2021, 11:11 (PDT)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:23 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Boundaries; legal land descriptions
Temporal Extent Start 2017-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2017-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2017
Lineage The dataset was generated in QGIS initially from a 3nm buffer around the coastline of Bird Island. Then this buffer was used to derive a simplified boundary, as per the "Guidance on defining boundaries for MMAs in the Falkland Islands" , included as an Annex in Golding. N. & Aug?. A.A., 2017. The Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas as Sites for wider marine management in the Falkland Islands (known as the AFCAS report). Evidence supporting this boundary is from a variety of sources, and includes information on globally significant populations of seabirds. Further data sources are listed in the AFCAS report.
West Longitude 223290.77
South Latitude 4205040.41
East Longitude 239306.66
North Latitude 4219735.82
Spatial Reference System UTM 21S WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Restricted
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) and the Falkland Islands Government
Data Format shape
Update Frequency one off
Accuracy 1 metre
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2017-09-04
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-417

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