Under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), Section 7 requires biodiversity lists to be produced. These lists include types of species which are of "Principle Importance" for the purpose of maintain and enhancing biodiversity in relation to Wales. This list supersedes the duty in Section 42 of the NERC Act 2006. In addition to this marine species can be protected under the OSPAR Convention, which has established a list of "threatened and/or declining species and habitats" in the North-East Atlantic. This spatial dataset details the location of those marine species classed of "Principle Importance" under Section 7 and are regarded as "threatened or declining" under OSPAR in Wales. These species include: Alkmaria Romijni tentacled lagoon worm, Anotrichium barbatum bearded red seaweed, Cruoria Cruoriiformis, Edwardsia Timida burrowing anemone, Eunicella Verrucosa pink sea fan, Grateloupia Dermocorynus montagnei, Haliclystus auricula stalked jellyfish, Hippocampus sp., Lithothamnion coralloides Coral maerl, Lucernariopsis Campanulata stalked jellyfish, Arctica Islandica Ocean Quahog, Ostrea Edulis, Padina Pavonica, Palinurus Elephas Crawfish, Phymatolithon calcareum common maerl and Tenellia Adspersa.

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  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 OSPAR P Calcareum Wgs84 Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Edwardsia Timida burrowing anemone Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Eunicella Verrucosa pink sea fan Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 OSPAR Arctica Islandica Ocean Quahog Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Gammarus Insensibilis lagoon sand shrimp Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Alkmaria Romijni tentacled lagoon worm Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Lithothamnion coralloides Coral maerl Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Tenellia Adspersa

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Padina Pavonica Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Anotrichium barbatum bearded red seaweed Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Haliclystus auricula stalked jellyfish Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Cruoria Cruoriiformis Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Phymatolithon calcareum common maerl Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Grateloupia Dermocorynus montagnei Point

  • Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species - Section 7 Lucernariopsis Campanulata stalked jellyfish Point

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