Special Protection AreaA Special Protection Area or SPA is a designation under the European Commission Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409/EEC).
Member States of the European Union have a duty to safeguard the habitats of migratory birds and certain particularly threatened birds.
Each SPA has an EU code, e.g. the North Norfolk Coast SPA has the code UK9009031.
SPAs are composed of one or more SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest) or ASSIs (Areas of Special Scientific Interest), e.g. Broadland SPA is a collection of 28 SSSIs or ASSIs.
List of SPAs
- North Norfolk Coast
- Great Yarmouth North Denes
- The Wash