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PPS 2: Planning and Nature Conservation
Annex 3: Proposed and Designated Sites of International Importance in Northern Ireland

Map showing proposed and designated sites of international importance in Northern Ireland
Can SAC: Candidate Special Area of Conservation (i.e., submitted to the European Commission)
Prop SAC: Site yet to be submitted to European Commission for consideration as Candidate SAC
SPA: Special Protection Area classified under the Birds Directive
Prop SPA: Proposed SPA
Ramsar: Site listed under the Ramsar Convention
Prop Ramsar: Site proposed for listing under the Ramsar Convention
* indicates a priority habitat within the terms of the Habitats Directive
Swan Island lies within the Larne Lough Ramsar site
Site Name Can SAC Prop SAC SPA Prop SPA Ramsar Prop Ramsar
1 Ballynahone Bog ◊ *
2 Black Bog ◊ *
3 Cuilcagh Mountain ◊ *
4 Fairy Water Bogs ◊ *
5 Garron Plateau ◊ *
6 Garry Bog ◊ *
7 Pettigoe Plateau ◊ *
8 Slieve Beagh ◊ *
9 Teal Lough ◊ *
10 Magilligan ◊ *
11 Murlough ◊ *
12 Derryleckagh
13 Eastern Mournes
14  Magheraveely Marl Loughs
15 Monawilkin
16 Strangford Lough
17 Upper Lough Erne
18 Largalinny
19 Rathlin Island
20 Lough Melvin
21  Sheep Island
22 Swan Island
23 Lough Neagh and Lough Beg
24 Rathlin Island Cliffs
25 Larne Lough
26 Belfast Lough
27 Carlingford Lough
28 Lough Foyle
29 Outer Ards Peninsula
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