Stanton Banks SAC
Stanton Banks are a series of granite rises south of the Outer Hebrides, approximately 124km west of the UK mainland. On the slopes, featherstars and dead man’s fingers are abundant.
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 August 2008
Surface Area817.86 km2 (315.78 mi.2)
Perimeter201.55 km (125.24 mi.)
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