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(1)Where a wetland situated in Scotland is designated under paragraph 1 of article 2 of the Ramsar Convention for inclusion in the list of wetlands of international importance referred to in that article, the Scottish Ministers must give SNH notice of the designation.
(2)SNH must, on receipt of such a notice, give notice of the designation to—
(a)every owner and occupier of the wetland or any part of it,
(b)the planning authority for the district in which the wetland, or any part of it, is situated,
(c)where the wetland, or any part of it, is situated in a National Park and the National Park authority for the National Park is not notified under paragraph (b), the National Park authority,
(d)every statutory undertaker which SNH considers may carry out operations which may affect the wetland or any part of it, and
(e)every relevant regulatory authority which SNH considers likely to have functions which relate to the wetland or any part of it.
(3)The Ramsar Convention is the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat signed at Ramsar on 2nd February 1971, as amended by—
(a)the Protocol known as the Paris Protocol done at Paris on 3rd December 1982,
(b)the amendments known as the Regina Amendments adopted at the Extraordinary Conference of the Contracting Parties held at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, between 28th May and 3rd June 1987, and
(c)any further amendments coming into force from time to time,
and the reference in subsection (1) to paragraph 1 of article 2 is, if necessary in consequence of any such further amendment or the coming into force of any instrument replacing that Convention, to be taken as referring to the appropriate successor provision.
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