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The Habitats Directive Atlantic Biogeographical Region 1995


The five Biogeographical Regions are a key concept in the EC Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora). Sites for the protection of habitats listed at Annex I and species listed at Annex II of the Directive, were to be selected as Special Areas of Conservation in the context of their Biogeographical Region.

In October 1994 a meeting of scientific representatives from Member States with territory in the Atlantic Biogeographical Region was held, to discuss matters of common concern and to clarify the conservation requirements of in that region. Central to this was the collation of data regarding the presence of the Annex I habitats and Annex II species. This information can be used to characterise the Atlantic Biogeographical Region to enable the final selection of SACs. This report draws some tentative conclusions from that data and presents synopses of some of the discussions at the meeting.

This report was first published in July 1995 and is republished in its present form to help provide contextual information to the selection of special areas of conservation in the UK, with only minimal changes to the text to enable the report to be made available in electronic format. Consequently, the codes and names for habitat types and species names used in the report are those used in the original Directive, not those later adopted by Council Directive 97/62/EC Adapting to technical and scientific progress Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1995··

Hopkins, J.J., & Buck, A.L. 1995. The Habitats Directive Atlantic Biogeographical Region. Report of Atlantic Biogeographical Region Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13th–14th October 1994. JNCC Report No. 247, JNCC, Peterborough.

Report of the Atlantic Biogeographical Region Workshop, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 13–14 October 1994.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·04

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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