Papa Westray NCMPA - designation documents

Papa Westray Nature Conservation MPA is a stronghold for the black guillemot.

Papa Westray summary front cover

One of six NCMPAs designated to support ‘tysties’ or black guillemots, Papa Westray covers a vital foraging area for the local breeding population.

This NCMPA also complements Sites of Special Scientific Interest on Holm of Papa Westray and at North Hill.

Conservation objectives

Conserve the protected features of the Papa Westray NCMPA

Protected features

Biodiversity: black guillemot

Geodiversity: marine geomorphology of the Scottish shelf seabed – sand wave field

Related links

Papa Westray Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area Order 2014

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