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Sites with Wildlife Designations

Sites of Special Scientific Interest
 
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) are sites that are nationally important for either a geological feature, habitat or a species they support. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 gives Natural England powers to ensure better protection and management of SSSIs and safeguard their existence into the future. The Government's Public Service Agreement target is for 95% of SSSI land to be in 'favourable' or 'recovering' condition by 2010.
 
 
There are currently 87 SSSIs in Derbyshire. Search the SSSI database on Natural England's website and find out more about individual sites.


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