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Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 116651, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) within (a) National Parks and (b) AONBs have favourable conservation status.

Answered on

25 November 2020

This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only. Natural England monitors the condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in England. Based on data from November 2020, the proportion, by area, of SSSI in National Parks that is in favourable condition is 25.5%. The proportion of SSSI in AONBs that is in favourable condition is 33.5%.