What is a SAC?

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A Special Area of Conservation

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under the EC Habitats Directive.

They have been designated because of a possible threat to the special habitats or species which they contain and to provide increased protection to a variety of animals, plants and habitats of importance to biodiversity both on a national and international scale.

There are currently 615 SACs within the UK.