The UK SPA review was published in 2001 the following
information is a published snapshot of the SPA network and will not
be updated. For up-to-date information on classification status and
qualifying species for an SPA please refer to the UK list and the spreadsheet of SPA data
The UK SPA network: its scope and content is a JNCC
publication that presents a comprehensive review of the UK's
Special Protection Areas; sites classified in accordance with the
EC Birds Directive to protect birds and their habitats. It is
also known as the UK SPA review.
This online version of the UK SPA review compliments the
printed publication and provides full access to its content. Much
of the introductory text and the site accounts are presented as
linked HTML pages, while other sections of the printed document are
available in PDF format.
Much of the content of the printed review is available in the
Stroud, DA, Chambers, D, Cook, S, Buxton, N, Fraser, B,
Clement, P, Lewis, P, McLean, I, Baker, H & Whitehead, S (eds).
2001. The UK SPA network: its scope and content. JNCC,
Volume 1: Rationale for the selection of sites. 90 pp.
Volume 2: Species accounts. 438 pp.
Volume 3: Site accounts. 392 pp.
The status of 'qualifying'
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