Site of Community Importance

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 [ [ SCI definition in the Directive] ] .

They proposed to the Commission by the State Members and once approved, thay can be designed as SACs by that State Members.

ee also

*Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
*Conservation designations
*Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA)
*List of Conservation topics
*Protected Areas
*Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)


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