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Dee, Humber and Severn bid for Conservation Status

Aug 31,2007 SACN


Three estuaries - the Dee, Humber and Severn - have been earmarked by the government as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) to protect vulnerable wildlife and habitats.

Defra has written to the European Commission to seek SAC status for the three candidate sites, to add to the UK’s 611 SACs covering just over two and a half million hectares. This is part of a long-running process of designation of UK conservation areas under the EU Habitats Directive.

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