The role of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) in the conservation of British rivers

Boon, Philip J. (1991) The role of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) in the conservation of British rivers. Freshwater Forum, 1(2), pp. 95-108.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the particular contribution of the SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) as a way of nature conservation for rivers. In 1989, the Nature Conservancy Council proposed a dual selection system for selection of rivers; either (1) "Whole river" SSSIs representing the main types of river, or rivers which show classic and representative transitions down their lengths, or (2) "Sectional" SSSIs which are shorter stretches of river with high nature conservation interest. The NCC has recently classified all SSSIs with a river interest into 4 categories: - river SSSIs, river valley SSSIs, river adds interest - where the river clearly adds biological interest to the site, and rivers of incidental interest. The overall length of river SSSIs amounts to almost 1000 km.

Item Type: Article
Title: The role of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) in the conservation of British rivers
Personal Creator/Author:
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Boon, Philip J.
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 95-108
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address: library@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental legislation; nature conservation; rivers, Great Britain
Subjects: Conservation
Law
Item ID: 4522
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4522

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