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S5W-22817: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 25 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22272 by Mairi Gougeon on 3 April 2019, what recommendations it has received under phase two of the 2016 Special Protection Area Review to tackle the issues identified in phase one and improve the network for breeding and non-breeding curlew.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon 8 May 2019

The Third UK Special Protection Area (SPA) Review phase two report highlights that few locations in Scotland will support numbers of breeding curlew near the threshold for biogeographic importance (as provided by the UK SPA Selection Guidelines) and that scoping studies will be required to identify any significant aggregations. We are still considering this review.