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SSSI Guidelines – Chapter 7 Fens 1989


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 fen habitats. Note that this is the original version, created in 1989, and is under revision.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1989··

JNCC. 1989. Guidelines for the Selection of Biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed Guidelines for Habitats and Species Groups. Chapter 7 Fens. JNCC, Peterborough.

This chapter covers fen habitats and has yet to be revised.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·14

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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