Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs)

What is it: 

Natura 2000 sites, Special Protection Areas ( SPA) and Special Areas of Conservation ( SAC) designated respectively under two European directives, Directive 79/409/ EEC (otherwise known as the Birds Directive) and Council Directive 92/43/ EEC (otherwise known as the Habitats Directive) represent some of the very best of Scotland's marine natural heritage.

 

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