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Mid Atlantic/New England/
Geographic Extent: Region stretches from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay.
MANEM offers a great variety of coastal habitats, including the rocky
or muddy intertidal shorelines of Canada’s maritime provinces and
northern New England; the sandy shores of southern New England; the estuaries
and embayments formed behind mid-Atlantic barrier islands, and the islands
and shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. Inland ponds, lakes, and
river valleys are also important habitats. Development pressure is a critical
issue for this region, which hosts tremendously dense human populations,
especially in its southern end. Overexploitation of coastal resources
and contamination are also key threats.
Data that have been assembled for the region:
To come --
The Mid-Atlantic/New England/Maritimes Regional Working Group. The MANEM Working Group is a regional partnership of organizations and individuals working to facilitate waterbird conservation in the MANEM region. The working group hopes to help local resource managers within the region protect waterbirds and their habitats by facilitating the development and distribution of information on the status and conservation needs of waterbirds and habitats, and by building partnerships between wildlife managers, scientists, conservationists and supporters.
What are some of the specific goals of the MANEM Working Group?
Last Updated on August 18, 2006. Please forward any comments/suggestions to Jennifer Wheeler, Waterbird Coordinator.
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