§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have put forward a list of protection areas for wild birds as required by the EEC Council 106WA Resolution of 2nd April 1979 on the implementation of Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds, and if so, what areas have been included in their list.
§ The Earl of Avon
The following 19 sites have been included in a list put forward in response to the Resolution; they are sites covered by the Ramsar Convention. The Government are now considering what further sites to notify.
Hectares Cors Fochno and Dyfi (Powys, Dyfed and Gwynedd) 2,497 Bridgwater Bay (Somerset) 2,703 Bure Marshes (Ranworth, Cockshoot and Hoveton Great Broads, and Woodbast-wick Marshes (Nofolk) 412 Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere (Norfolk) 892 Lindisfarne (Northumberland) 3,123 Loch Druidibeg, Loch a 'Maccair and Loch Stilligary (Western Isles) 1,780 Loch Leven (Tayside) 1,597 Loch Lomond (Central and Strathclyde) 253 Lough Neagh and Lough Beg (Northern Ireland) 39,500 Minsmere-Walberswick (Suffolk) 1,697 North Norfolk Coast (Scolt Head, Holk-ham, Blakeney Point and Cley-Salthouse Marshes) (Norfolk) 5,559 Ouse Washes (Norfolk and Cambridge-shire) 2,276 Rannoch Moor (Tayside and Strathclyde) 1,499 Cairngorm Lochs (Grampian and High-land) 179 Loch Lintrathan (Tayside) 218 Claish Moss (Highland) 563 Silver Flowe (Dumfries and Galloway) 608 Abberton Reservoir (Essex) 1,228 Rostherne Mere (Cheshire County) 79