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|Special Area of Conservation (SAC)||A site designation specified in the Habitats Directive. Each site is designated for one or mores of the habitats and species listed in the Directive. The Directive requires a management plan to be prepared and implemented for each SAC to ensure the favourable conservation status of the habitats or species for which it was designated. In combination with special protection areas (SPA), these sites contribute to the Natura 2000 network (Anon, 2001).|
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