1.4 Assessment within biogeographical regions

1.4.1 The Atlantic Biogeographical Region

The nine European biogeographical regions recognised by the Directive, as amended by agreement with the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention (Emerald Network), form an important part of the framework for the evaluation of sites at a European level. The UK falls entirely within the Atlantic Biogeographical Region (Figure 1.1). 4 A review of the character and nature conservation significance of the Atlantic Biogeographical Region is given in Hopkins & Buck (1995).
Indicative map of Atlantic biogeographical regions
Figure 1.1: European biogeographical regions (Council Directive 92/43/EEC, as amended)

4 The UK Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is entirely within the Mediterranean Biogeographical Region.