Overview of the Scottish marine Special Protection Area selection process
This paper explains how evidence was used to identify potential marine Special Protection Area (SPA) sites; the stages and steps involved in the application of the UK SPA Selection Guidelines; and the decisions made in the final preparation of the 15 proposed SPAs submitted to Scottish Government in June 2016.
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