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The UK SPA & Ramsar (Avian) Scientific Working Group – Terms of Reference 2017


The SPA Scientific Working Group (SPA SWG) was established by Defra in November 2001 (at the same time as the 2001 UK SPA Network Review was published), to provide scientific advice on matters relating to the UK Special Protection Area network. Matters relating to avian elements of the Ramsar network were added to the Group's remit in January 2004, and the Group's title was changed to the UK SPA & Ramsar (Avian) Scientific Working Group (SPAR SWG).

The SPAR SWG comprises representatives from government, the country nature conservation bodies, and non-government organisations from the conservation, land-use and marine sectors.

Available here are the Group's Terms of Reference (ToR), which were revised in 2017. Two earlier versions were produced, in 2001 and 2004, which are referred to in the Group's 2001–2002, and 2004 annual reports.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2017··

The UK SPAR Scientific Working Group was created in 2001

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No Limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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