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  Sites of Special Scientific Interest - MSN Encarta
Sites of Special Scientific Interest, in the United Kingdom, term designating areas of land that are protected to ensure the maintenance and enrichment of their characteristic diversity of wildlife and natural features.
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) are notified under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, in recognition of their special biological or geological interest.
Before notification takes place, the site is surveyed with the permission of the owner or occupier, after which the council of the notifying body decides if the site is to be notified or not.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781561766/Sites_of_Special_Scientific_Interest.html   (573 words)

 The Annotated Ramsar List: United Kingdom
The site is notable for its ecological diversity, from characteristic sedge fen to fen meadow, chalk grassland, Alnus/Salix carr and ancient woodland (Fraxinus, Quercus, Betula).
The site is of particular importance for several species of breeding waders, and nationally important numbers of ducks and swans breed or winter at the site.
The site is a complex of rain-fed, brackish, floodplain grazing marsh with ditches and intertidal marsh and mudflat.
www.ramsar.org /profile/profiles_uk.htm   (15037 words)

  Local Nature Reserve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An LNR can also be a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but often is not, or may have other designations (although an LNR cannot also be a National Nature Reserve).
Except where the site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest there is no legal necessity to manage an LNR to any set standard, but management agreements often exist.
The hope of the Special Committee was to see sites protected which represented sites of local scientific interest, which could be used by schools for field teaching and experiment, and in which people with no special interest in natural history could "...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Local_Nature_Reserve   (459 words)

 Site of Special Scientific Interest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom.
The government has a power to designate as an SSSI any area of land which it considers to be of special interest by virtue of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.
In Northern Ireland some areas are designated as Areas Of Special Scientific Interest under the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, which is essentially the same as SSSI legislation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest   (303 words)

 SCAR » Bulletin 136
No structures are to be erected in the Area, or scientific equipment installed, except for equipment essential for scientific or management activities as specified in a permit, or for modification of the field station, also as specified in a permit.
Any other chemicals (including fuel), which may be introduced for a compelling scientific purpose specified in the permit, shall be removed from the Area before or at the conclusion of the activity for which the permit was granted.
Permits may be granted to enter the Area to carry out biological monitoring and site inspection activities which may involve the collection of small amounts of plant material or small numbers of animals for analysis or audit, to erect or maintain notice boards, to maintain the field station, or to undertake protective measures.
www.scar.org /publications/bulletins/136/sssi23/index.html   (1900 words)

 2-6-3-1-2b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The site is of exceptional scientific interest and provides for research on the Antarctic petrel, snow petrel and south polar skua and the study of adaptations of seabirds breeding inland on the Antarctic continent.
The site is of exceptional scientific interest because of its vertebrate fossil fauna.
The site is bounded by Grotto Glacier to the north, Jupiter Glacier to the south and west, and George VI Sound to the east.
www.anta.canterbury.ac.nz /resources/handbook/vol2/2-6-3-1-2b.html   (9535 words)

 Emergency Response Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The main interest of Grassholm is its gannetry; it supports the largest colony of North Atlantic gannets in England and Wales, and is one of the four largest in the world (about 8% of the world population breed here).
This site is of marine biological importance, because it supports a wide range of habitats and communities, varying from bedrock outcrops, sandy shores, muddy shores and mud flats.
Consequently, it is one of the richest sites for marine flora and fauna in South and West Wales.
sea.unep-wcmc.org /latenews/emergency/milford_haven/milford.sites.html   (1613 words)

 Defra, UK - Wildlife and Countryside - Nature Conservation Designations (including Sites of Special Scientific Interest ...
A number of sites are designated as Special Protection Areas (SPA) under the EC Birds Directive and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) under the EC Habitats and Species Directive or as Ramsar sites under the Ramsar Convention.
An SSSI is an area that has been notified as being of special interest under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
The MNR arrangements are, in common with the other site safeguard provisions of the 1981 Act, based on the "voluntary approach" and are thus dependent on securing the co-operation of all the local interests concerned - e.g.
www.defra.gov.uk /wildlife-countryside/ewd/ewd08.htm   (3107 words)

 Seahenge News
Holme Dunes is a site of great importance for wildlife and this is reflected in the designations which have been conferred on it - National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar convention, Special Protection Area (for its bird interest) and candidate Special Area for Conservation.
Key wildlife species that depend on the beach habitat, and in particular the area around the timber circle, are the waders such as knot, bar-tailed godwit, grey plover and sanderling.
These must be quickly resolved if the natural human interest in the ancient circle is not to interfere with the continued operation of these waders' strategies for migration and survival - which are also fascinating and mysterious.
www.druidry.org /obod/news/billboyd.html   (1214 words)

 2-6-3-1-2 Sites of Special Scientific Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The site is also unique in possessing the greatest concentration of historical sites in Antarctica, namely the remains of refuges, together with contemporary artefacts, and shipwrecks of early nineteenth century sealing expeditions.
The warm ground of the Site and its associated vegetation are of interest to botanists, phycologists and microbiologists.
The boundary of the Site is indicated by prominent markers, and is shown on the attached map [p 3317].
www.anta.canterbury.ac.nz /resources/handbook/vol2/2-6-3-1-2.html   (12453 words)

 Cornwall County Council - 3.2 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) 
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is a designation which is aimed at protecting the best sites for wildlife and geology.
Area of land designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) assessed as in a favourable or unfavourable recovering position.
Sites are monitored on a 6-year cycle; records on ENSIS (English Nature Site Information System) only began in April 1997.
www.cornwall.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=11579   (469 words)

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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/site_of_special_scientifi...   (121 words)

 Cowden Pound Pastures - An SSSI in the West Kent Countryside
A Site of Special Scientific Interest in West Kent...
Cowden Pound Pastures is a small 5.86 hectare (14.33 acre) Site of Special Scientific Interest tucked away in the quiet backwaters of the West Kent countryside, (National Grid Reference: TQ 459 433).
Unit 2, on the western side of the site, covers 1.37 hectares and is described as Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland -lowland, in favourable condition.
www.cowden-pound-pastures.org.uk   (301 words)

 The Environment Site.org: Project Details
Glovers Pond is a 10 acre site of special scientific interest.
Papercourt Lock is a 20 hectare (47-acre) floodplain site and part of the Papercourt Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near Old Woking and Send.
The site is a traditional floodplain, with records dating back to before the Norman Conquest, and was previously owned by the Woking Angling Society.
www.theenvironmentsite.org /projects.php   (720 words)

The Area was originally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Recommendation XVI-2 (1991, SSSI No. 34) after a proposal by Poland on the grounds that it contains diverse biota and geological features and is a representative example of the terrestrial, limnological, and littoral habitats of the maritime Antarctic.
The Rhodophyta are represented by 5 species, Chlorophyta by 5 species and Phaeophyta by 3 species.
The species composition and proportion of endemics indicate that King George Bay is transitional between Subantarctic and coastal zone of the Antarctic continent.
www.scar.org /publications/bulletins/144/sssi34   (1900 words)

 Does the classification of a site as a Special Protected Area (SPA) inevitably mean that it must be designated as Site ...
So if a site were to be designated as a SPA but not designated as a SSSI this would weaken the ability to secure the site as a SPA.
English Nature reasonably formed the opinion that the area of land was of special interest by reason of its internationally important population of stone-curlew.
So while designation as a SPA does not legally mean that a site must be designated as SSSI, this would seem to be the outcome in practice as long as the Government and English Nature maintain their present policies.
www.richardbuxton.co.uk /reference/view.php?table=articles&id=49&flag=headline   (752 words)

 Cadbury Schweppes plc | society & environment | case studies | site of special s
site of special scientific interest breeds respect, UK Cadbury Trebor Bassett's Marlbrook factory at Leominster produces 97,000 tonnes of milk chocolate crumb annually.
Marlbrook processes 180 million litres of fresh milk, 56,000 tonnes of sugar and 13,000 tonnes of cocoa liquor each year to produce the crumb, and does so in an area designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where biodiversity abounds.
The factory wastewater is fully treated and then enters the settlement lagoons that have provided a habitat for many species of wild fowl for almost 50 years.
www.cadburyschweppes.com /EN/EnvironmentSociety/CaseStudies/SSIbreedsRespect.htm   (281 words)

 UNEP-WCMC SSSI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The centre is located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an area of 2.18 hectares.
This site has SSSI status because it provides a unique exposure in fossiliferous cold stage gravels, sands and silts of a high-level terrace (Observatory Gravels) of the River Cam.
This is an important site showing sediment very probably assigned to the Wolstonian Stage of the Pleistocene Period.
www.unep-wcmc.org /aboutWCMC/dsp/sssi.htm   (117 words)

 CMS Walks - Croxley Common Moor, Local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest
Without their appetite the site would soon become covered in dense scrub and coarse grasses, leaving no room for the wide variety of flowering plants currently found.
The site has been registered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the rarity of its plantlife, and is also a designated Local Nature Reserve in acknowledgement of the contribution local residents make to its management.
Found generally towards the western end of the site, or where the ground falls into hollows due to minor gravel working or the ancient course of the river.
enquire.hertscc.gov.uk /cms/explore/walk/croxley.htm   (797 words)

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www.memorialcare.org /about/privacy.cfm   (3347 words)

 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme - St. Kilda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The seabird population, with 330,000 breeding pairs of 17 species, including migratory birds, is the largest seabird colony in the British Isles and one of the largest concentrations in the North Atlantic.
The terrestrial avifauna of 10 species is impoverished but the terrestrial invertebrate fauna includes 200 species of fly, 150 beetles and over 280 lepidoptera.  Soay sheep Ovis aries, now free ranging on Hirta as well as Soay, is the most primitive domesticated animal in Europe, a living Neolithic artifact unchanged for thousands of years.
It was also designated a National Scenic Area in 1981, a Site of Special Scientific Significance in 1984 and an EU Special Protection Area for seabirds in 1992.
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wh/stkilda.html   (3171 words)

 American Society of Indexers: Special Interest Groups (SIGs)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Professional indexers and others interested in the indexing of business subjects such as (but not limited to) accounting, marketing, management, supervision, business law, finance, banking, or investing may be interested in joining this SIG.
If you are interested in joining the SIG, please contact Heather Dubnick, SIG manager, at hdubnick@gmail.com, or see the information about joining on the SIG website at http://www.culinaryindexing.org/join.htm.
The Sports/Fitness Indexing Special Interest Group of the American Society of Indexers (Sports/Fitness Indexing SIG) has been formed to serve as a network for indexers who work in the areas of sports, fitness, and related materials.
www.asindexing.org /site/sigs.shtml   (1713 words)

 Natural England - SSSIs : Introduction
There are over 4,000 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in England, covering around 7% of the country's land area.
Over half of these sites, by area, are internationally important for their wildlife, and designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) or Ramsar sites.
Maintaining goodwill and building upon the enthusiasm, knowledge and interest of owners is vital to successfully manage these nationally important sites.
www.english-nature.org.uk /special/sssi   (276 words)

 site of special scientific interest
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From 1991 these sites were designated and administered by English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Countryside Council for Wales.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0031766.html   (348 words)

 River Eye, Melton Mowbray - site of Scientific interest
The River Eye, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, supports a wide range of wetland and aquatic flora as well as many animals and insects, including dragonflies and damselflies.
We have recorded over 80 bird species on the farm, a reflection of our mixed farming system and the wetland and hedge habitats provided.
Under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme we are undertaking a programme of work to improve the conservation value of the farm.
www.brentingbymeadows.co.uk /wildlife.htm   (292 words)

 UK names new Ramsar site for World Wetlands Day
The site consists largely of sections of rocky shore with boulder and cobble beaches, and is home to more than 1% of the British population of breeding Little tern.
It is considered to be an integral part of Breydon Water SPA and Ramsar site because the Bewick’s swan and Ruff use the site.
No site is classified under the Birds Directive unless it has first been notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
www.ramsar.org /wwd/0/wwd2000_rpt_uk2.htm   (680 words)

 SSSI-Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Due to the diverse breeding population connected with both the lakes at Coate Water along with the semi-natural vegetation, it is one of the most important sites in Wiltshire for breeding birds.
The site also sustains and supports a broad range of dragonfly and damselfly species and has botanical interest.
It is an offense for anyone to intentionally or recklessly destroy, damage or disturb the special features and animals of any land that they know is an SSSI and noted as being of special interest.
www.swindon.gov.uk /leisuresport/parksandgardens/leisure-parkscoatewater/environment-sssi.htm   (404 words)

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