Important bird areas in the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
(1992)
D.E Pritchard, S.D Housden, G.P Mudge, C.A Galbraith & M.W Pienkowski (Eds)
This book lists 256 areas in the UK considered internationally important for the conservation of wild birds [in 1992]. These areas are designated under the European Communities Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds and many are also under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.

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For the conservation of most bird species, international cooperation is essential. For many species this is due to their migratory habits, and their dependence on different countries at different times of the year.
 
This book is an inventory of those special areas of the UK that, under present knowledge [in the early 1990s], are regarded as of international importance for birds. Each are qualifies for designation as a Special Protection Area or SPA in the context of the EC Directive 79/409 on the Conservation of Wild Birds (the 'Birds Directive') and many also qualify for designation as 'Ramsar Sites' under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat. The inventory builds on the ICBP/IWRB's book entitled Important Bird Areas in Europe [1989] and is designed to provide more extensive and up-to-date information for the UK.

 

A joint publication by the RSPB/JNCC.

 

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ISBN 0-903-138-46-8
 
Please cite as: D.E Pritchard, S.D Housden, G.P Mudge, C.A Galbraith & M.W Pienkowski (Eds), (1992), Important bird areas in the United Kingdom including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, ISBN 0-903-138-46-8