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As Special Protection Areas emanate from European legislation, will Britain leaving the European Union mean their demise?

The legislation which protects the Solent SPAs and others around the country is embedded in UK law, so leaving the European Union will not automatically rescind the SPA designation. After Britain ceases to be a EU member, Parliament could then repeal the SPA legislation but there are currently no indications of any intention to do that. Conservation of these internationally recognised sites is underpinned by both the Bern Convention and the Ramsar Convention: the UK is a signatory to both Conventions independently of the UK's membership of the EU.