Tag Archives: birds

Closed – consultation on proposed extension to Liverpool Bay SPA

Closes 5 p.m., 8th February 2017 Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) are jointly consulting on an extension to the Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl Special Protection Area (SPA). The extension will include new areas to the west and north, extending into the Mersey Estuary and also crossing the

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Closed – consultation: Solway Firth proposed SPA (proposed marine extension and site name change)

Closes midnight, 17th January 2017. Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural England are jointly consulting on the Solway Firth potential Special Protection Area (pSPA). This is a cross-border site and the new SPA will be formed by merging the existing Upper Solway Flats & Marshes SPA with a new extension encompassing the marine waters west of the

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Consultation – Ten Proposed Scottish SPAs

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a consultation to gather views and evidence for a network of 10 proposed Special Protection Areas (pSPA) to protect coastal and offshore waters for the benefit of marine birds in Scotland. The SNH are seeking views on the following topics: Proposed designations and bird species Scientific evidence Advice to

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Closed consultation: European Nature Legislation

Closes 24th July 2015 The European Commission has recently launched a consultation on the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. The aim is to consider the existing legislation and its implementation to date i.e. whether the two Directives are still ‘fit for purpose’, and is being carried out as part of the Commission’s ‘fitness check’ as

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European Marine Sites – one stop shop for conservation advice

Natural England has brought together detailed conservation advice for European Marine Sites (SPAs, SACs, or both) into one easily accessible resource on their website. Visit their web page and click on ‘latest information’ to access the list of sites. In the north west these include: Solway Firth EMS, Shell Flat and Lune Deep cSAC, Ribble and

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Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation Review published

On 22nd March the Government published a review of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives. The aim of the review was to look at existing implementation in England with a view to reducing the burden on business whilst maintaining the integrity of the purpose of the Directives. The findings indicate that in the majority of cases the

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