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Wild Birds

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether a list of special protection areas for wild birds has been submitted to the EEC as required by the Council resolution of 2 April 1979 in directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds ; and, if so, if he will name these sites.

The following 19 sites have been included in a list put forward in response to the resolution; they are sites covered by the Ramsar convention. The Government are now considering what further sites to notify.

Cors Fochno and Dyfi (Powys, Dyfed and Gwynedd)2,497
Bridgwater Bay (Somerset)2,703
Bure Marshes (Ranworth, Cockshoot and Hoveton Great Broads, and Woodbastwick Marshes) (Norfolk)412
Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere (Norfolk)892
Lindisfarne (Northumberland)3,123
Loch Druidibeg, Loch a'Machair and Loch Stilligary (Western Isles)1,780
Loch Leven (Tayside)1,597
Loch Lomond (Central and Strathclyde)253
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg (Northern Ireland)39,500
Minsmere—Walberswick (Suffolk)1,697
North Norfolk Coast (Scolt Head, Holkham, Blakeney Point and Cley-Salthouse Marshes) (Norfolk)5,559
Ouse Washes (Norfolk and Cambridgeshire)2,276
Rannoch Moor (Tayside and Strathclyde)1,499


Cairngorm Lochs (Grampian and Highland)179
Loch Lintrathen (Tayside)218
Claish Moss (Highland)563
Silver Flowe (Dumfries and Galloway)608
Abberton Reservoir (Essex)1,228
Rostherne Mere (Cheshire County)79