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SSSI Guidelines: Chapter 15 – Charophytes 2020

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Abstract

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

Citation
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.

Lineage
This chapter updates and replaces the previous charophytes SSSI selection guidelines, which were part of the non-vascular plant chapter (Hodgetts 1992).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·02·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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