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The UK SPA & Ramsar (Avian) Scientific Working Group – Minutes from meetings (2016–2018) 2018

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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.

Provided here are the minutes, and necessary papers, from the The UK SPA & Ramsar (Avian) Scientific Working Group meetings held between 2016 and 2018.


  • May 2018 – Approved minutes


  • November 2017 – Approved minutes
  • May 2017 – Approved minutes


  • June 2016 – Approved minutes
  • February 2016 – Approved minutes

Minutes and papers from earlier meetings (2010–2015) are also available on the Resource Hub.

For more information on the group, visit the SPAR SWG webpage.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018··

Minutes from meetings of the UK SPA & Ramsar (Avian) Scientific Working Group

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·04·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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