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The tidal Thames and estuary is an area recognised for its environmental importance. It is home to many hundreds of thousands of over wintering birds every year, 129 different species of fish, four special protection areas and eight sites of special scientific interest. We take account of these environmental sensitivities in all our functions and activities. Discover the environmental characteristics of the Thames and its estuary and the work we are doing to enhance conservation and sustainability.
A summary of the key pieces of environmental legislation that are relevant to the PLA and Thames Estuary.
The PLA has supported environmental charity Thames21 since its inception
Guidelines for undertaking activities on the Thames
An overview of the environmental monitoring undertaken by the PLA to inform decision making and monitor the effects of its activities.
The PLA has achieved ISO 14001 certification from LRQA and is an affiliate of the Ecoports Foundation.
Detailed information on the PLA's maintenance dredging framework.
Major and minor environmental projects undertaken by the PLA including links to environmental reports and data.