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Important bird areas in the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man 1992


This publication is an inventory of those special areas of the UK that, in the early 1990s, were regarded as of international importance for birds.

These areas qualify for designation as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in the context of the EC Directive 79/409 on the Conservation of Wild Birds (the 'Birds Directive'), and many also qualify for designation as 'Ramsar Sites' under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat. These sites were were identified in the first SPA Review, published in 1990.

The inventory builds on the ICBP/IWRB's book entitled 'Important Bird Areas in Europe' and is designed to provide more extensive and up-to-date information for the UK.

Please be aware that the content of this PDF file is a scan of archived material, and has been rendered to produce the best possible output. However, you may experience fluctuations in quality due to the file not being created from an electronic original.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 1992··

Pritchard, D.E., Housden, S.D., Mudge, G.P., Galbraith, C.A. & Pienkowski, M.W. (eds). 1992. Important bird areas in the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, ISBN 0-903-138-46-8

This publication lists 256 areas in the UK considered internationally important for the conservation of wild birds [in 1992], and identified in the first SPA review, published in 1990

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·12

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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