Major wildlife protection site created in the West Pennine Moors

Natural England has designated 7,600 hectares of blanket bog, heathlands, flushes, woodlands and grasslands as a site of special scientific interest

The SSSI sits in the West Pennine Moors. Photograph: Brenda Kean/123RFA major wildlife protection site has been created in the West Pennine Moors.

Natural England designated 7,600 hectares of blanket bog, heathlands, flushes, woodland and grasslands as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) under the Wildlife and Countryside Act on 17 November.

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