Natural England Conservation Advice for Marine Protected Areas
Pagham Harbour Ramsar

For Ramsar sites, a decision has been made by Defra and Natural England not to produce Conservation Advice packages, instead focussing on the production of High Level Conservation Objectives. As the provisions on the Habitats Regulations relating to Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRAs) extend to Ramsar sites, Natural England considers the Conservation Advice packages for the overlapping European Marine Site designations to be, in most cases, sufficient to support the management of the Ramsar interests. If there are Ramsar qualifying features not covered by overlapping European Marine Sites, we will consider the best approach on addressing these (e.g. to produce advice on a feature basis) if there is an operational risk. For information regarding timelines for publication of Conservation Advice packages please contact the relevant local area team.