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MPA's for the country United Kingdom
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Aberffraw Bay Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973
Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1965 4.912
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 15.62
Alde-Ore Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 25.47
Alt Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 11.60
Arfordir Calchfaen De Orllewin Cymru (Limestone Coast of South West Wales) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 15.94
Arne Reedbeds National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 0.096
Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 75.00
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 25.84
Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 1,298
Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd (Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 661.0
Bae Ceredigion (Cardigan Bay) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 958.6
Bann Estuary Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI)
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 3.479
Bann Estuary Site of Community Importance
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 3.479
Beast Cliff-Whitby (Robin Hood's Bay) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 2.600
Belfast Lough Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 4.320
Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 922.8
Benacre National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 4.080
Benfleet and Southend Marshes Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 22.51
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 653.4
Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 10.93
Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast phase 4) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 43.95
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 11.16
Braunton Burrows National Nature Reserve Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 141.8
Breydon Water Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 12.03
Bridgend Flats Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 3.310
Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1954 25.12
Bridgwater Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 27.03
Burry Inlet Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 66.28
Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1957 73.89
Carlingford Lough Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 8.270
Ceredigion Coast Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982
Chesil and The Fleet Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 16.32
Chesil Beach and The Fleet Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 7.480
Chichester and Langstone Harbours Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 58.10
Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964 74.00
Cloghy Rocks National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 0.300
Clogwyni Pen Llyn (Seacliffs of Lleyn) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 10.48
Coll Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 22.08
Colne Estuary National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 7.036
Colne Estuary (Mid Essex Coast phase 2) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 27.01
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1959 958.0
Cors Fochno and Dyfi Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 24.92
Cromarty Firth Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 41.97
Crouch and Roach Estuaries (Mid Essex Coast phase 3) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 17.36
Culbin Bar Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 6.129
Deben Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 9.790
Dee Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 130.9
Dengie National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 25.47
Dengie (Mid Essex Coast phase 1) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 31.27
Dersingham Bog Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 1.580
Dinas Head Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
Dornoch Firth National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 157.8
Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 78.36
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 87.00
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1959 1,129
Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 25.50
Dorset Heathlands Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 67.30
Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 17.16
Drigg Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 13.97
Duddon Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 68.06
Dungeness Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 32.23
Durham Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 3.940
Dyfi National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 22.86
East Devon Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 62.05
East Sanday Coast Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 15.15
East Stewartry Coast National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 96.20
Eileanan agus Sgeirean Lios mor Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 11.40
Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1951 2,142
Essex Estuaries Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 461.4
Exe Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 23.46
Exmoor Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 116.7
Exmoor National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1954 693.0
Fal and Helford Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 63.88
Faray and Holm of Faray Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 7.857
Feur Lochain Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 3.760
Firth of Forth Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 63.14
Firth of Lorn, Marine Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 209.8
Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 154.1
Firth ofTay and Eden Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 69.23
Flamborough Head Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 63.12
Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 66.95
Fleet Valley National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 58.54
Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 109.3
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 0.700
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 4.380
Gibraltar Point Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 4.140
Glac-na-Criche Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 2.650
Glamorgan Coast Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973
Glannau Mon: Cors heli (Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 10.58
Godrevy-Portreath Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 26.11
Gower Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973
Gower Coast National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 0.919
Granagh Bay National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 0.300
Great Orme Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
Gribbin Head-Polperro Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 60.08
Gruinart Flats Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 32.61
Hamford Water National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 14.28
Hamford Water Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 21.87
Hamstead Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 33.88
Hartland (Cornwall) Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 41.32
Hartland (Devon) Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 121.3
Hermaness National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1955 9.766
Holkham National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1967 38.74
Holyhead Mountain Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973
Humber Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 152.0
Inner Clyde Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 18.26
Inner Moray Firth Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 23.39
Invernaver Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 2.945
Inverpolly National Nature Reserve
Degazetted

Designation Status: - Degazetted

Site is no longer (legally or non-legally) recognised as a marine protected area; site no longer physically exists

1961 108.7
Isle of May National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1956 0.701
Isle of May Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 3.568
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 14.48
Isle of Wight Downs Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 4.620
Isles of Scilly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 16.00
Isles of Scilly Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 168.4
Isles of Scilly Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 4.020
Isles of Scilly Complex Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 268.5
Jura National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 303.2
Kenfig (Cynffig) Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 11.89
Kintail National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 171.5
Knapdale National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 328.3
Knoydart National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 507.0
Kyle of Tongue National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 244.9
Kyles of Bute National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 57.39
Lake District National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1951 2,292
Larne Lough Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 3.960
Leigh National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 2.575
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1964 33.75
Lindisfarne Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 36.79
Lleyn Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
Loch Creran Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 12.26
Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1958 16.65
Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 16.58
Loch Laxford Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 12.21
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 17.57
Loch na Keal National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 442.5
Loch nam Madadh Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 23.20
Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 21.11
Loch of Stenness Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 7.919
Loch of Strathbeg Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 6.160
Loch Roag Lagoons Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 0.436
Loch-an-Duin Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 25.99
Lochs Druidibeg, a'Machair and Stilligarry Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 16.65
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 23.81
Lough Foyle Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 22.04
Lower River Spey - Spey Bay Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 6.526
Luce Bay & Sands Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 487.6
Lundy Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 28.48
Lundy Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 30.64
Lundy Marine Nature Reserve National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 30.38
Lynn of Lorn National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 157.3
Magilligan Site of Community Importance
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 10.58
Magilligan Point National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 0.380
Marloes and Dale Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 23.76
Medway Estuary and Marshes Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 46.97
Mersey Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 50.33
Minsmere - Walberswick Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 20.19
Moine Mhor Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 11.50
Monach Islands National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 5.981
Monach Islands Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 36.47
Montrose Basin Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 9.850
Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 369.6
Moray and Nairn Coast Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 24.10
Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 1,513
Morecambe Bay Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 615.1
Morecambe Bay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 374.1
Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 8.817
Mousa Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 5.306
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 2.800
Murlough Site of Community Importance
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 119.0
Newborough Warren and Ynys Llanddwyn National Rese National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 15.65
Nigg and Udale Bays National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1978 6.484
Nith Estuary National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 143.4
Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 451.0
North Anglesey Coast Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973
North Arran National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 303.6
North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1960 171.0
North Devon Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 133.5
North Norfolk Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 139.0
North Norfolk Coast Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 78.87
North Northumberland Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 289.1
North Northumberland Dunes Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 11.48
North Rona Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 6.285
North Solent National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 7.834
North Uist Machair Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 30.49
North Uist Machair and Islands, Phase I Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 47.05
North West Sutherland National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 235.1
North York Moors National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1952 1,436
North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 138.3
Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1958 135.0
Northumbria Coast Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 11.08
Noss National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1955 3.438
Obain Loch Euphoirt Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 3.486
Old Hall Marshes Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 6.270
Orfordness-Havergate National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1954 9.038
Orkney - Hoy and West Mainland National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 244.1
Oxwich National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 2.664
Pagham Harbour Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 6.370
Papa Stour Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 20.76
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1952 620.0
Pen Llyn a'r Sarnau (Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 14,602
Pentire Point-Widemouth Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 180.6
Penwith Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 240.8
Pevensey Levels Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 35.78
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 64.02
Poole Harbour Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 24.39
Portrush National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 0.009
Portsmouth Harbour Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 12.49
Purbeck Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 226.8
Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1957 99.00
Rame Head Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 17.87
Rathlin Island Site of Community Importance
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 33.45
Ribble and Alt Estuaries (phase 2) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 134.2
Ribble Marshes National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 43.66
Rinns of Islay Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 35.87
Rockcliffe Marsh (part of Upper Solway Flats and M Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 18.97
Roe Estuary National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 3.610
Rona and Sula Sgeir National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 1.388
Ronas Hill-North Roe and Tingon Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 54.70
Rum National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1957 109.4
Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1968 4.961
Sanday Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 109.7
Sandwich Bay Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 11.38
Scarba, Lunga and the Garvellachs National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 65.42
Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1954 7.847
Sefton Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 45.64
Severn Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 247.0
Shetland - Esha Ness National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 37.76
Shetland - Fair Isle National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 26.51
Shetland - Fethaland National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 60.96
Shetland - Foula National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 32.00
Shetland - Herma Ness National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 31.67
Shetland - Muckle Roe National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 22.18
Shetland - South West Mainland National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 207.3
Sidmouth to West Bay Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 8.970
Sir Benfro Forol (Pembrokeshire Marine) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 1,381
Skomer Marine Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 13.24
Skomer Island National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1963 3.180
Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands) Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 19.39
Solent and Southampton Water Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 54.15
Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 113.3
Solway Firth Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 436.9
Sound of Arisaig Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 45.57
South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1960 337.0
South Devon Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 283.5
South Devon Shore Dock Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 3.410
South East Islay Skerries Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 14.98
South Foreland Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 17.18
South Hampshire Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1967 77.00
South Lewis, Harris and North Uist National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 2,024
South Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
South Uist Machair National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 133.1
South Uist Machair Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 34.32
South Uist Machair and Lochs Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 33.52
South Wight Maritime Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 198.6
Southport National Wildfowl Refuge
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1956 58.70
Spurn Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 47.48
St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 0.797
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1962 0.837
St Kilda Marine Nature Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 113.9
St Kilda National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1957 8.719
St. Agnes Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 27.09
St. Bees Head Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 16.74
St. Kilda National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 69.66
St. Kilda Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 254.7
St. Kilda World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 242.0
St.David's Peninsula Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
St.Dogmaels and Moylgrove Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974
Stour and Orwell Estuaries Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 33.24
Strangford Lough Marine Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 165.0
Strangford Lough Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 155.8
Strangford Lough Site of Community Importance
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 154.0
Suffolk Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 207.1
Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1970 403.0
Sullom Voe Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 26.99
Sunart Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 102.5
Sussex Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 42.13
Swan Island National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 0.000
Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 12.47
Tennyson Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 77.58
Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1962 7.256
Thames Estuary and Marshes Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 55.89
Thanet Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 28.04
Thanet Coast and Sandwich Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 21.69
The Cuillin Hills National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 273.2
The Dorn National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 7.830
The Lizard Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 91.77
The Roseland Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 105.4
The Small Isles National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 472.4
The Swale National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 2.150
The Swale Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 65.15
The Vadills Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 0.620
The Wash National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 84.70
The Wash Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 622.1
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 1,078
Treshnish Isles Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 19.63
Trevose Head Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 13.30
Trotternish National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 79.16
Tweed Estuary Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 1.560
Ty Ddewi (St David's) Special Area of Conservation
Habitats Directive*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 9.360
Upper Severn Estuary Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 13.57
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes (including Rockclif Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 307.1
West Dorset Heritage Coast
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 95.86
Wester Ross National Scenic Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 1,634
Western Salt Ponds of Anegada Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 10.71
Whiteford National Nature Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1966 8.044
Winterton-Horsey Dunes Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 4.260
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy (Menai Strait and Conwy Bay) Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 264.8
Yell Sound Coast Special Area of Conservation
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 15.42
Ythan Estuary and Meikle Loch Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 3.140







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