Journal article

The Anglesey lakes, Wales, UK - A conservation resource

CA Duigan, TEH Allott, H Bennion, J Lancaster, DT Monteith, ST Patrick, J Ratcliffe, JM Seda

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems | Published : 1996

Abstract

1. The environment of the island of Anglesey, North Wales, UK, is described and related to the ecology of the lake systems present. 2. Estimates are given of the number and types of lakes present on the island. Sixteen biological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) have standing water as a recognized habitat feature and their reasons for receiving a conservation designation are discussed. 3. Brief reviews are given of the lacustrine flora, invertebrates, fish and aquatic bird populations of Anglesey and their importance in assessing the conservation value of a site. 4. These reviews are followed by detailed accounts of the current ecology of three of the island's lake systems - Llyn..

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