Special Protection Area (Scotland)

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Title
Special Protection Area (Scotland)
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Identifier
CB547E72-E70A-4E66-9ED1-88ED1BC50DE5_resource

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Abstract
SPAs in Scotland are classified by Scottish Ministers . These are areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and regularly occurring migratory birds within the European Union. SPAs are classified under the EC Birds Directive and together with SACs, form the Natura 2000 network. Proposed Special Protection Areas (pSPA) may be subject to change prior to classification. Note: Orkney Inshore Waters is at draft SPA status and is not afforded policy protection. Please contact SNH for further information

Originator

Scottish Natural Heritage - ( Geographic Information Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
INVERNESS
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage - ( Geographic Information Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
INVERNESS
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom
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Name
ESRI Shapefile
Version
1.0
Government Category List
  • Nature conservation
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
Use limitation
You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: (Copyright Scottish Natural Heritage) Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (year)
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Other constraints
Available under an OS Open Data licence www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata/licence, Note that this data is available to view or download on SNH website see: www.snh.gov.uk/publications-data-and-research/snhi-information-service
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no limitation
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Distance
5
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Topic category
  • Environment
Geographic identifier
GB-SCT

Title
ISO 3166
Date ( Publication )

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1999 2011
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI shapefile ( 3.2 )

  • GML ( 3.1 )

  • KML ( 2.1 )

Distributor

Distributor

Scottish Natural Heritage - ( Geographic Information Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
INVERNESS
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom
Name
ESRI Shapefile
Version
1.0
dataset
Statement
There are specific obligations on Member States under the EC Birds and Habitats Directives to avoid the deterioration of the natural habitats of the species and significant disturbance of the species for which SPAs have been designated. These obligations are implemented through domestic legislation in the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994, as amended. Designating Authority In Scotland Scottish Ministers Role of SNH SNH acts as the advisor to Government in proposing selected sites for Ministerial approval as proposed SPAs. SNH then undertakes consultation over proposed sites with owners, occupiers, planning authorities and other interested parties on behalf of Scottish Ministers. Legislative Context Article 4 of the EC Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds 1979 (EC/79/409, as amended 30.8.85 and 8.5.91): commonly known as the Birds Directive. In GB the designation is generally underpinned through the SSSI mechanism for terrestrial sites; the Government is proposing new provisions for marine SPAs.

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File identifier
CB547E72-E70A-4E66-9ED1-88ED1BC50DE5 metadataInXML
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Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Scottish Natural Heritage - ( Geographic Information Officer )
Great Glen House, Leachkin Road
INVERNESS
IV3 8NW
United Kingdom