Seal Conservation Areas

What is it: 

In response to local declines in seal numbers, the Scottish Government introduced conservation orders under the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 to provide additional protection on a precautionary basis for vulnerable local populations of seals.

The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 provides for these existing orders to continue, and for new ones to be introduced administratively as Seal Conservation Areas.

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