CoPraNet: A review of the “Rural Beach Management: A Good Practice Guide” by McKenna et al.
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The “Rural Beach Management: A Good Practice Guide” presents non-specialist advice on rural beach management, which is based on 23 case studies from seven beaches around County Donegal, Ireland. These case studies were examined during the LIFE-funded project "Implementing Alternative Strategies in Irish Beach and Dune Management: Community Involvement in Sustainable Coastal Development" between 1999 and 2000. The publication focuses on rural Atlantic beaches and builds on the experience gained during the LIFE-project in County Donegal. Physical and ecological characteristics as well as human interactions with the seven beaches are described in detail as well as management problems and possible response scenarios. This guide might be applicable to other regions in the world, contemplating physical/ecological features and/or specific human interactions.