Boon, Philip J.
The role of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) in the conservation of British rivers.
Freshwater Forum, 1(2),
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.
||The role of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) in the conservation of British rivers
|Boon, Philip J.|
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||environmental legislation; nature conservation; rivers, Great Britain
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