Independent Expert Review of the Scientific Case for the Proposal to Designate the Sound of Barra as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

Scottish Ministers approved the scientific case for a public consultation in August 2011. Following receipt of the consultation report and final advice from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in October 2012 this report was commissioned. The aim was to provi


1. There is no widely accepted definition of 'historic data' but the Defra MCZ project uses 12 years as the cut-off point at which data is considered 'historic' and therefore not used in the evidence base.


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