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Generic guidelines for seaward extensions to existing breeding northern fulmar fulmarus glacialis colony Special Protection Areas 2005

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds Directive Birds of particular localities Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine protected area Monitoring Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring 358

Abstract

JNCC has undertaken work to further develop Natura 2000 in the UK marine environment. One strand of this work is determining generic guidelines for extending existing seabird breeding colony SPAs into adjacent marine areas. Previous work has recommended generic seaward boundary extensions of 1 km for SPAs where common guillemots, razorbills or Atlantic puffins are listed as qualifying interest features, and 2 km for SPAs where northern gannet is listed as a qualifying interest feature (McSorley et al. 2003).

In this report, we present geostatistical modelling and spatial analysis of high resolution northern fulmar data collected up to approximately 6 km offshore around Rathlin Island and Fetlar.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2005··

Citation
McSorley, C.A., Webb, A., Dean, B.J. & Reid, J.B. 2005. Generic guidelines for seaward extensions to existing breeding northern fulmar fulmarus glacialis colony Special Protection Areas. JNCC Report No. 358, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report documents the findings of boat-based surveys of the waters around Rathlin Island (Co. Antrim) and Fetlar (Shetland Islands), carried out in June 2002 and 2003 respectively.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·10·12

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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