SSSI Guidelines: Chapter 15 – Charophytes 2020
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 charophytes (stoneworts), and is accompanied by Appendix 1 (Great British charophyte species and current conservation status), available in spreadsheet format.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Biota
Reference date 2020·11·01
Hatton-Ellis, T., Taylor, I, Lawrie, E. & Maggs, C. 2020. Guidelines for the Selection of Biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed Guidelines for Habitats and Species Groups. Chapter 15 Charophytes (Stoneworts). JNCC, Peterborough.
This chapter updates and replaces the previous charophytes SSSI selection guidelines, which were part of the non-vascular plant chapter (Hodgetts 1992).
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2021·02·11
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