Biodiversity - European network set for further expansion

Environment secretary Hilary Benn has formally designated and classified several sites under the Natura 2000 network, maintaining the government's commitment to the special area of conservation (SAC) and special protection area (SPA) classification programme.

Natura 2000: UK now has 613 special areas of conservation covering more than 2.5 million hectares (Image credit: Johan Jonsson)
Natura 2000: UK now has 613 special areas of conservation covering more than 2.5 million hectares (Image credit: Johan Jonsson)

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