Why Natural England’s lack of SSSI monitoring could be a ‘recipe for ongoing deterioration’

Natural England’s reduction in monitoring of SSSIs means that there is not only a lack of knowledge about their condition, but also that no-one knows if conservation programmes to improve them are working

Natural England had not monitored some 47% of SSSIs for more than six years

Campaigners fear that the reduction in monitoring of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) creates a “recipe for ongoing deterioration” of the protected sites.

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