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    • Case study coastal Management in Holderness
      • The Holderness coast is in the north east of England.
      • This is one of the most vulnerable coastlines in the world and it retreats at a rate of one to two metres every year.
    • Case study: tourism in Studland Bay Nature reserve
      • Studland Bay is located in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and is popular with tourists.
        • How is the area managed?
          • Vulnerable areas and areas recently planted with marram grass (which is used to stabilise the dunes) are fenced off to limit access and damage
          • Boardwalks have been laid through the dunes to focus tourists onto specific paths.
          • Car parks have been provided and people are not permitted to drive onto the beach.
          • Fire beaters are positioned within the dune area in case of a fire.
      • Studland Bay is a good example of a place where conflict can occur between interest groups.
      • The issues
        • The nature reserve is an area of sand dunes. These are dynamic, but often unstable and vulnerable environments.
        • The area is attractive to tourists because of the dunes and the wide, sandy beach. The beach can get very crowded in summer months.
        • Visitors need somewhere to park and also demand other facilities, such as paths and public toilets.


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