| Commentary

143 European sites

| Commentary

143 European sites

Sites designated as special areas of conservation, special protection areas, sites of Community importance1, and sites awaiting a decision upon designation2 under the Council Directive (EC) on the conservation of natural habitats are referred to as ‘European sites’ and attract the same level of protection under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (save those sites which contain priority habitats or species in respect of which the Council has yet to make a decision)3.

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