Special Area of Conservation

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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.

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.

See: Special Areas of Conservation in Northern Ireland

See also:

cy:Ardal Arbennig Cadwraeth es:Zona de Especial Conservación

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