Surveillance and monitoring of any changes in relation to the conservation objectives form an essential part of the management scheme. The relevant authorities are responsible for monitoring enforcement of those measures under the management scheme, which fall in to their functions.

The country conservation agencies will regularly monitor the site to determine the conservation status of the interest features and to determine whether the conservation objectives for particular sites are being met (condition monitoring). The other relevant authorities will generally undertake monitoring as part of their every day operations to observe whether the management measures agreed for the site are in place and operating (compliance monitoring).

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