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SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 1a Coastlands (coastal saltmarsh, sand dune, machair, shingle, and maritime cliff and slopes, habitats) 2019

Marine Terrestrial JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity Coastal and Estuarine Habitats Habitats Directive Saltmarsh Sand dunes Shingle UK Habitats and Species

Abstract

Guidelines for the Selection of biological SSSIs

Part 2: Detailed guidelines for habitats and species groups

The statutory nature conservation agencies have a duty under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, to notify any area of land which in their opinion is 'of special interest by reason of any of its flora, fauna, or geological or physiographical features'. Such areas are known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).

This Chapter covers a range of coastal habitat types, such as saltmarshes, sand dunes, machair, vegetated shingle, and maritime cliff and slopes. These guidelines provide the basis for selection of SSSIs for these coastal habitat features.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019··

Citation
Rees, S., Angus, S., Creer, J., Lewis, H. & Mills, R., 2019. Guidelines for the selection of biological SSSIs. Part 2 Detailed guidelines for Habitats and Species. Chapter 1a Coastlands (coastal saltmarsh, sand dune, machair, shingle, and maritime cliff and slopes, habitats), JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This chapter updates and replaces the previous Coastlands SSSI selection guidelines chapter (NCC 1989).

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·12

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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