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Identification of important marine areas in the UK for red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) during the breeding season 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds Directive Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area Monitoring Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring 541

Abstract

The Birds Directive states that conservation measures should be taken both in ‘the geographical sea and land area’, but most SPAs in the United Kingdom currently do not include marine areas beyond the mean low water mark (or mean low water springs in Scotland). Work to identify the most important marine bird sites which may be further considered for SPAs beyond the low water mark is currently being undertaken by the JNCC, in collaboration with the four UK country nature conservation bodies (CNCBs): Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Natural England (NE) and the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland (DOENI).

As far as possible the UK SPA selection guidelines applied in the identification of terrestrial SPAs (Stroud et al 2001) are also applied in the marine environment.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·03·01

Citation
Black, J., Dean, B.J., Webb, A., Lewis, M., Okill, D. & Reid, J.B. (2015) Identification of important marine areas in the UK for red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) during the breeding season, JNCC Report No. 541, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
As part of work to identify possible marine sites for consideration as Special Protection Areas (SPAs), JNCC and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) aimed to identify important marine areas for red-throated divers (Gavia stellata) during the breeding season

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·30

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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