Forestry Statistics 2010 - Environment

Protected forest areas

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Woodland areas can be placed under different types of statutory and non-statutory protection.

Table 5.2 Woodland areas under types of statutory protection

Type of protection1

England

 Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

SAC

24

1

22

0

47

SPA

..

1

..

..

..

NNR2

9

1

19

0

30

SSSI

80

9

38

2

129

Not National Statistics.

Source: Protected Forest Areas in the UK (S Pryor & G Peterken, 2001).

Notes:

1. SAC: Special Area of Conservation;
SPA: Special Protection Area;
NNR: National Nature Reserve;
SSSI: Site of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI in Northern Ireland).

2. For NNR, the Scottish figure is the area of NNR managed under the WGS, and probably under-estimates the total woodland in NNRs in Scotland. This has a knock-on effect on the UK total.

.. Denotes data not available.

 

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