SSSIs


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SSSIsSites of Special Scientific Interest (UK)
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Natural England is responsible for notifying SSSIs, ensuring they are managed appropriately and assessing and monitoring their condition.
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.
Upper Teesdale SSSI is a unique botanical time capsule where plants such as the Teesdale sandwort Teesdale rock-rose, and Spring gentian have existed in splendid isolation for 12,000 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.