Solent and Dorset Coast

555703761 WDPA ID
889.81 km² Reported Area

Type Marine Protected Areas

Location United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


  • Original Name Solent and Dorset Coast
  • English Designation Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)
  • IUCN Management Category Not Reported
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation Regional
  • Status Year 2020
  • Sublocation GB-ENG
  • Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency
  • Management Authority Defra/Marine Management Organisation/Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria Not Applicable

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Sources (1)

  1. UK Marine Protected Areas Updated: 2020 Joint Nature Conservation Committee

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UNEP-WCMC (2024). Protected Area Profile for Solent and Dorset Coast from the World Database on Protected Areas, May 2024. Available at: