Selection Criteria and Guiding Principles for Selection of Special Areas of Conservation (SACS) for Marine Annex I Habitats and Annex II Species in the UK 2009
The selection criteria and guiding principles for selection of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) for marine Annex I habitats and Annex II species in the UK, for the setting up of a coherent European ecological network of SACs. The principles of sufficiency, natural range and proportionality indicate that the number and area of SACs selected by Member States should aim to contribute significantly to maintaining or restoring favourable conservation status of the habitats and species concerned, and be in proportion to the occurrence of that habitat or species within the Member State’s territory. The specific criteria for the selection of sites eligible for designation as Special Areas of Conservation are set out in Annex III of the Directive and are outlined in this paper.
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Topic category Environment
Reference date 2009·05·01
This document sets out the selection criteria and guiding principles for selecting SACs for marine Annex I habitats and Annex II species in the UK.
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