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A Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is defined in the European Commission Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), also known as the Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora. The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ...

SACs complement Special Protection Areas and together form a network of protected sites across the European Union called Natura 2000. This, in turn, is part of the Emerald network of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) under the Berne Convention. A Special Protection Area or SPA is a designation under the European Commission Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409/EEC). ... NATURA 2000 is a project by the European Union and each of its member states to protect the environment. ... The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats 1979, also known as the Bern Convention (or Berne Convention), came into force on June 1, 1982. ...

See: Special Areas of Conservation in Northern Ireland Special Areas of Conservation in Northern Ireland are part of the European Natura 2000 network of sites with special flora or fauna. ...

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A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection. ... The list of conservation topics is a link page for the conservation of both the natural environment and the built environment. ... Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a United Kingdom. ... An Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) is a type of designation for an agricultural area which needs special protection because of its landscape, wildlife or historical value. ... A Heritage Coast is a strip of coastline designated by the Countryside Agency in England and Wales. ... A Scheduled Ancient Monument is defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983 of the United Kingdom government. ... A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

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Conservation area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (97 words)
A conservation area is a tract of land that has been awarded protected status in order to ensure that natural features or biota are safeguarded.
A conservation area may be a nature reserve, a park, a land reclamation project, or other area.
In the United Kingdom, conservation area is often the name designation given to nature reserves.
Naturenet: Special Area of Conservation (895 words)
The bodies responsible for advising on SACs in Wales and Scotland are the Countryside Council for Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage respectively.
The EC Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) (Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora) agreed at the Environment Council in December 1991 was adopted in May 1992.
These areas are to be protected for the purpose of conserving Europe's rarest flora and fauna species and habitat type; and may be designated both on land and at sea.
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