Threatened seabirds on Teesside and Solent coast to get extra protection.

BBC | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • A new conservation area is to be created and an existing one extended in a bid to protect the breeding grounds of threatened seabirds.
  • A new Solent and Dorset Coast SPA will cover 344 sq miles (891 sq km).
  • The UK plays host to about 25% of Europe’s breeding seabirds and the SPA network conserves breeding sites and foraging grounds for an estimated 70% of UK breeding seabirds and 37% of UK non-breeding water birds.