Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) (SNH WMS) (OSCP)
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A Marine Protected Area (MPA) network in Scotland’s Seas is designed to conserve a selection of marine biodiversity (species and habitats) and geodiversity (the variety of landforms and natural processes that underpin the marine landscapes), offering long-term support for the services our seas provide to society.
Scottish Ministers designated a suite of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas to conserve some of Scotland's most important marine wildlife, habitats and geodiversity. Nature Conservation MPAs will play an important role in delivering a healthy, productive and biologically diverse marine environment for Scotland.