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Summary of evidence of aggregations of Balearic shearwaters in the UK up to 2013 2019

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds Directive European European Reporting JNCC report series Seabirds Seabirds at Sea 642


The Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs) are seeking to identify important marine areas in the UK that are used by aggregations of Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus, to inform their identification of areas that may be suitable for classification as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) under the EC Birds Directive (2009/147/EC), and according to the UK SPA Selection Guidelines (Stroud et al. 2001).

In this report JNCC provides a summary of evidence from a number of sources, on the size and distribution of aggregations, to help the SNCB to identify possible sites.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·11·01

Parsons, M., Bingham, C., Allcock, Z. & Kuepfer, A. 2019. Summary of evidence of aggregations of Balearic shearwaters in the UK up to 2013. JNCC Report No. 642, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The EU Birds Directive requires Member States to classify Special Protection Areas for birds listed on Annex I of the Directive and for regularly occurring migratory species.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·04

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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