East Caithness Cliffs NCMPA - designation documents

Protecting black guillemots and their nearshore feeding grounds is the aim of East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation MPA.

Used by over 1500 breeding black guillemots, the East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation MPA is the most important area on Scotland's east coast for this charismatic seabird. This NCMPA extends 2km out to sea and stretches up Scotland’s north-east coast from Helmsdale to Wick.

Conservation objectives

Conserve the protected features of the East Caithness Cliffs NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity: black guillemot

Related link

East Caithness Cliffs Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

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