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Special Protection Areas

Owner Scottish Natural Heritage

Description Special Protection Areas with marine components are defined as those sites with qualifying Birds Directive Annex I species or regularly occurring migratory species that are dependent on the marine environment for all or part of their lifecycle, where these species are found in association with intertidal or subtidal habitats. In this context 119 bird species make significant use of the marine environment around the UK (and Gibraltar).

This dataset is available for download from the website of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Period Covered Last Updated 23/11/2011