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SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 12 - Bryophytes 2018


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 mosses, liverworts and hornworts; collectively known as bryophytes. These guidelines provide the basis for selection of SSSIs for these bryophyte species, across a range of habitat types.

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Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018··

Bosanquet, S.D.S., Genney, D.R. & Cox, J.H.S. 2018. Guidelines for the Selection of Biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed Guidelines for Habitats and Species Groups. Chapter 12 Bryophytes. JNCC, Peterborough.

This chapter updates and, along with Chapter 13 Lichens and Chapter 14 Non-lichenised fungi, replaces the previous Non-vascular plants SSSI Selection Guidelines chapter (Nature Conservancy Council 1992).

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Metadata date 2019·06·25

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