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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

  • Sites of Species Scientific Interest in Dorset

    The aim of this section is to:

    • Provide information about, and raise awareness of, the many designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest located in Dorset

    These aims are achieved by:

    • Providing a map of Dorset with the Sites of Special Scientific Interest shown in their approximate locations
    • Providing detailed information about the Sites of Special Scientific Interest through direct links to the Natural England website and database
    • Providing some additional information, where available, for Sites of Special Scientific Interest from the survey work carried out for the Nature of Dorset project

    This section can be used for:

    • Identifying where the Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Dorset are
    • Understanding why these places have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest
    • Preparation for study work that one may wish to carry out at a Site of Special Scientific Interest

    From this home page you can: 

    • Use the map if you are looking for a Site of Special Scientific Interest in a specific area of Dorset
    • Use the alphabetical index for a full list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in alphabetical order
    • Use the Natural England link to go to the Natural England website where there is a lot more information about Sites of Special Scientific Interest in general and about each Site of Special Scientific Interest in particular 

    Click/tap your selection to move to the next level down:

    SSSI Map

    Map of Dorset showing location of SSSI

    SSSI Index

    An alphabetic index of Dorset's SSSI

    Natural England

    More about SSSI on the Natural England website