Since 2019 CCGHT, on behalf of NIEA, have been conducting Fixed Point Photography across Antrim Coast and Glens, Causeway Coast and Binevenagh Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Once every three months CCGHT staff travel to selected spots across these three areas and take photographs. By taking the same photograph from the same locations throughout the year and across different seasons, staff can monitor any changes to these outstanding landscapes and their unique character over time.
Monitoring changes to our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is vital as it helps to identify any issues or concerns which may impact these areas which are home to important habitats supporting wildlife and economic activities such as agriculture, tourism and outdoor recreation. Any findings or changes are logged and submitted annually to NIEA for review.
By identifying any issues and highlighting improvements, the Fixed Point Photography Project, which will run for at least five years, aims to help shape effective conservation management to protect our most special landscapes.
Fixed Point Photography from Carnlough in Spring 2019
A photograph was taken from the same location 3 months later which revealed changes to a built structure within the landscape and reflected seasonal changes.