SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 1a Coastlands (coastal saltmarsh, sand dune, machair, shingle, and maritime cliff and slopes, habitats) 2019
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··
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.
This chapter updates and replaces the previous Coastlands SSSI selection guidelines chapter (NCC 1989).
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Metadata date 2019·07·12
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