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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
SSSIs are designated by the Statutory Nature Conservation
Organisation (SNCO) for each country of the United Kingdom.
They include some of our most spectacular and beautiful habitats
and each SSSI will have a management plan and a list of operations
requiring the SNCOs consent prior to carrying out works.
Any activity that recklessly or intentionally
harms the SSSI or its flora or fauna will be an offence liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20,000 or on conviction
on indictment to an unlimited fine. If you know the name of the
Site of Special Scientific Interest and want to know more about it,
you can search for it here.