Classified Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in the UK
(note that this table no longer shows potential SPA - this
information is currently being collated by JNCC (as at May
Special Protection Areas in the UK
as at 24 May 2016
|Classified SPAs submitted to the EU
||Number of sites1+3
||Site area (ha)2
that have been subsumed into larger sites.
These sites (totalling 14,530 hectares) are however retained in
lists of SPAs maintained by the European Union because they
have never been formally declassified.
these figures have been calculated from GIS to allow for
overlapping SPAs such as the Cairngorms Massif in Scotland. There
may therefore be slight discrepancies between these and the
equivalent figures from previous tranches which were calculated
from the SPA data forms.
2Note site area figures for each
country relate to both the terrestrial and inshore domain.
exclude 2 SPAs
which have been submitted in the UK Territory of
. For further information on these sites, please