Conservation designation

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A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection.wikipedia
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Conservation in the United Kingdom

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For a comprehensive list, see Conservation in the United Kingdom
There follows a list of the legislation, conservation bodies (both governmental and otherwise), and conservation designations, which work together to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the UK.

Marine nature reserve

MNR
Marine nature reserve (MNR) is a conservation designation officially awarded by a government to a marine reserve of national significance.

National scenic area (Scotland)

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National scenic area (NSA) is a conservation designation used in Scotland, and administered by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Site of Special Scientific Interest

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A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.

Nitrate vulnerable zone

Nitrate sensitive area
A nitrate vulnerable zone is a conservation designation of the Environment Agency for areas of land that drain into nitrate polluted waters, or waters which could become polluted by nitrates.

Conservation (ethic)

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A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection.

Environmental protection

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A conservation designation is a name and/or acronym which explains the status of an area of land in terms of conservation or protection.

Environmentally sensitive area

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Wildlands Network

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Wildlands Project

Marine Protected Areas in Scotland

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As of December Scotland's MPA network comprises 231 sites protected by a variety of different conservation designations, many of which are the same as those used on land, such as Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Broads

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Specific parts of the Broads have been awarded a variety of conservation designations, for instance:

National scenic area

A national scenic area (NSA) is a conservation designation used in several countries.

County Wildlife Site

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County Wildlife Site (often abbreviated to CWS) is a conservation designation in the United Kingdom, which despite conferring no statutory protection onto a site, does affirm a site's importance and value for wildlife in its county context.

Natural Heritage Area

Natural Heritage Areas
Natural Heritage Area (Limistéar Oidhreachta Nádúrtha) is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in Ireland.

Swanpool Wood and Furnace Grove

Swanpool Wood and Furnace Grove is a 13.59 ha biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom), in Gloucestershire in South West England.

Area of special scientific interest

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An area of special scientific interest or ASSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in Northern Ireland.

Maolin National Scenic Area

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The Maolin National Scenic Area is a reserved area in Kaohsiung and Pingtung County of Taiwan.