Site of Community Importance
A Site of Community Importance (SCI) is defined in the European Commission Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) as a site which, in the biogeographical region or regions to which it belongs, contributes significantly to the maintenance or restoration at a favourable conservation status of a natural habitat type or of a species and may also contribute significantly to the coherence of Natura 2000, and/or contributes significantly to the maintenance of biological diversity within the biogeographic region or regions concerned.
They are proposed to the Commission by the State Members and once approved, they can be designated as SACs by the State Member.
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
- Conservation designations
- Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA)
- List of Conservation topics
- Protected Areas
- Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
- List of Sites of Community Importance by country
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