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SSSI Guidelines. Chapter 1c: Saline lagoons 2022


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 saline lagoons, and was published in 2022. It is an update to the previous version of the chapter, produced in 1996.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·10·01

Brazier, D.P. (Lead Author), Street, M. & Angus, S. 2022. Guidelines for the selection of biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed guidelines for Habitats and Species. Chapter 1c Saline lagoons.

This section replaces the original section of Chapter 1 on Saline lagoons (section 1c), published in 1996.

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Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·10·12

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