Scenic and Scientific Values

  • Eric BirdEmail author
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Many cliffs are valued as components of coastal scenery. They provide opportunities for coastal recreation, and are of scientific interest. Problems arise where cliffs are receding, threatening coastal structures and property, and some want them stabilised, and there can be conflicts between people who want scenery preserved and access restricted and those who want to see further development. Reserves may be declared to protect scenic features or sites of scientific importance.


Coastal Cliff Coastal Slope Cliff Section Cliff Recession Gabbro Dyke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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