Treshnish Isles SAC
These isles are a remote chain of uninhabited islands and skerries situated in south-west Scotland. They support a breeding colony of grey seals, which make up just under 3% of annual UK pup numbers.
MPA TypeSpecial Area of Conservation
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).
Designation date1 March 2001
Surface Area19.61 km2 (7.57 mi.2)
Perimeter19.41 km (12.06 mi.)
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