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Conservation Boost for Reefs in South Dorset


10:08am 17th September 2012

Reefs in-between Portland and Studland have been given special protection.

The 330 square kilometre stretch becomes the 37th Special Area of Conservation in English waters.

It means marine life will be protected from damaging human activities and its rare features preserved.

The announcement was made by the Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon who said;

"Our seas are home to some of the most diverse species and habitats in the world and they need just as much protection as our land.

"Studland to Portland's reefs are no exception, they support a wide range of rare species that deserve special protection.

"This is a major step towards fulfilling our promise to create a network of marine protected areas where marine life can thrive."

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