Protecting internationally important bird sites: a review of the EEC Special Protection Area network in Great Britain 1990
The EC Council Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (Directive 79/409) emphasises the need to conserve bird habitats as a means of maintaining populations.
This report presents information on both identified sites of international importance and the rationale for their selection, as well as background information on the populations, status and habitats of Annex 1 (of the Directive) and a selection of other migratory species of major conservation importance regularly occurring in Britain.
This first review of Special Protection Areas established the scope of the network in Great Britain and stimulated the progressive classification of these sites.
An inventory of the special areas of the UK that were regarded as of international importance for birds is provided in a subsequent publication – Important bird areas in the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man – published in 1992.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Biota
Reference date 1990··
Stroud, D.A., Mudge, G.P. & Pienkowski, M.W. 1990. Protecting internationally important bird sites, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 0 86139 633 2.
This was the first review of Special Protection Areas, and established the scope of the network in Great Britain and stimulated the progressive classification of these sites
Communications, JNCC author
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