HL Deb 08 March 1982 vol 428 cc105-6WA
Lord Melchett

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have put forward a list of protection areas for wild birds as required by the EEC Council Resolution of 2nd April 1979 on the implementation of Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, and if so, what areas have been included in their list.

The Earl of Avon

The following 19 sites have been included in a list put forward in response to the Resolution; they are sites covered by the Ramsar Convention. The Government are now considering what further sites to notify.

Cors Fochno and Dyfi (Powys, Dyfed and Gwynedd) 2,497
Bridgwater Bay (Somerset) 2,703
Bure Marshes (Ranworth, Cockshoot and Hoveton Great Broads, and Woodbast-wick Marshes (Nofolk) 412
Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere (Norfolk) 892
Lindisfarne (Northumberland) 3,123
Loch Druidibeg, Loch a 'Maccair and Loch Stilligary (Western Isles) 1,780
Loch Leven (Tayside) 1,597
Loch Lomond (Central and Strathclyde) 253
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg (Northern Ireland) 39,500
Minsmere-Walberswick (Suffolk) 1,697
North Norfolk Coast (Scolt Head, Holk-ham, Blakeney Point and Cley-Salthouse Marshes) (Norfolk) 5,559
Ouse Washes (Norfolk and Cambridge-shire) 2,276
Rannoch Moor (Tayside and Strathclyde) 1,499
Cairngorm Lochs (Grampian and High-land) 179
Loch Lintrathan (Tayside) 218
Claish Moss (Highland) 563
Silver Flowe (Dumfries and Galloway) 608
Abberton Reservoir (Essex) 1,228
Rostherne Mere (Cheshire County) 79