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SSSI

a site of special scientific interest, so designated for reasons of conservation.
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Proposals were thrown into doubt when the discovery of a rare mushroom led to the area being designated an SSSI.
Rob Williams, area team manager for English Nature's Herefordshire and Worcestershire team, said: "For another year, I am very proud to thank award-winning representatives of our owners and managers of nearly 200 SSSIs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, for their tremendous contributions to wildlife conservation in our counties.
In 1995, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council made plans to dump eight million cubic metres of waste over ten years on the SSSI, creating a dump over one mile long and 25 metres high.
Lindisfarne SSSI is also the main wintering site in the UK for the Spitsbergen population of pale-bellied brent geese The 10 SSSIs are among 4,119 across England, ranging from a 4.
This is the first time we have been able to get an overall indication of the condition of all SSSIs.
Previously, 2 SSSIs were notified covering some of the lowland raised peat bog habitats in the area - Bolton Fell Moss SSSI (last notified 2001) and Walton Moss SSSI (notified 1985).
In Merseyside, we have SSSIs at Dee Estuary, Dibbinsdale, Hesketh Golf Links, Meols Meadows, Mersey Narrows, New Ferry, North Wirral Foreshore, Red Rocks, Sefton Coast, Stanley Bank Meadow, The Dungeon and Thurstaston Common.
SSSIs cover the best wildlife and geological sites and the Government goal was to have 95% in a favourable or recovering condition by the end of this year.
Some designated sites, known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest or SSSIs, are among the best places for wildlife in Wales.
Other significant problems affecting SSSIs include lack of management of heathlands and problems of water quality and quantity on wetland sites.
It identifies areas of mutual benefit and collaboration such as education and community projects, managing SSSIs and sharing resources.
Just 385 of Wales' SSSIs were graded "favourable" in the report, with none of their special scientific features being found to be in decline.