Water Dependent Features of Natura 2000 sites (SACs & SPAs) in North Western River Basin District - 2009

Date published: 01 December 2009

Where a Natura 2000 Protected Area forms part of a water body or where a water body lies within a Natura 2000 Protected Area, the Water Framework Directive status objectives apply in addition to the requirement to maintain at favourable conservation status or restore it to that status. Some water bodies that coincide with Natura 2000 Protected Areas have been designated as artificial or heavily modified; in these cases the aim to achieve good ecological potential applies in addition to the objective of favourable conservation status.

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