Protected areas in the United Kingdom

Protected areas of the United Kingdom are areas in the United Kingdom which need and /or receive protection because of their environmental, historical or cultural value to the nation.

*Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
*Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA)
*Heritage Coast
*Scheduled Ancient Monument
*Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
*Special Area of Conservation (SAC) (European Union)
*Special Protection Area (SPA) (European Union)
*Wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention (International)

See also: Conservation designation


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