Pentland Firth - Arctic tern - Maximum curvature and predicted foraging usage (Swona colony) (SNH WMS)
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Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in Scotland are classified by Scottish Ministers. These are areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and regularly occurring migratory birds within the European Union. SPAs are classified under the EC Birds Directive and together with Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), form the Natura 2000 network. This layer shows the Arctic tern maximum curvature (Swona colony) in the Pentland Firth. It is part of a series of Scottish Natural Heritage Web Map Service (WMS) layers that show the proposed boundaries and underlying evidence for the possible marine Special Protection Areas, which were issued for consultation in 2016.