SSSIs


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SSSIsSites of Special Scientific Interest (UK)
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Martin Harper, RSPB conservation director, said: "In February Amber Rudd, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, specifically promised to ban fracking within all SSSIs, but this promise seems to have been forgotten.
And as 80% of common land is SSSI, graziers will be locked into destocking and these areas will be blighted forever," he insisted.
Telavancin (brand name Vibativ, manufactured by Astellas) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration about 2 years ago for the treatment of gram-positive complicated SSSIs in adults.
SSSI are designated areas which contain wildlife, geological or landform features of special importance.
The flourishing condition of these sites is in large part due to the efforts, dedication and enthusiasm of individual landowners and managers and we fully recognise that without their contribution, this year's target of having 67 per cent of SSSIs in recovering or favourable condition would not have been achieved.
The Newbury Bypass was given the green light even though it damaged four SSSIs.
Thankfully, those days of habitat SSSI degradation now appear to be long past and hopefully species that you mentioned, curlew and golden plover, will recover their numbers along with other species of importance.
The list is published alongside a new report by Natural England - Protecting England's Natural Treasures - which details how the hard work of landowners, farmers and volunteers has transformed the fortunes of England's SSSIs, halting or reversing the long process of decline that most have experienced over recent decades.
Jonathan Blower, conservation officer for English Heritage in the West Midlands, said action was already being taken to address the issues in some areas in a bid to meet the Government's target of ensuring 95 per cent of all SSSIs are in a favourable condition by 2010.
But according to the associations, between 1990 and 1997 there were 2,258 incidents of loss or damage to SSSIs in Britain.
SSSIs represent the best sites for wildlife and geology and there are more than 4,100 SSSIs in England, covering around 8% of the country.
The Act also secured thousands of sites for wildlife protection known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, or SSSIs - ensuring rare plants and animals are protected.