Conservation areas

 

Conservation areas in Great Britain

National Parks

The United Kingdom has 14 national parks, twelve in England and Wales and two in Scotland. National parks are managed areas of outstanding landscape where habitation and commercial activities are restricted. The first three were established in England in 1951. A 15th national park is proposed in the South Downs.

Please select: England & Wales, Scotland.

 

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Areas designated by Government Agencies

The following designations are established or monitored by the Executive Agencies listed.

Designation
Abbr.
Country
Agency
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Website
AONB
England Countryside Agency
Wales CCW
Environmentally Sensitive Area
Website
ESA
England Rural Development Service
Heritage Coasts
Website
-
England Countryside Agency
Wales CCW
Marine Nature Reserve
Website
-
-
-
National Nature Reserve
Websites
NNR
England Natural England
Scotland SNH
Wales CCW
National Scenic Area
Website
NSA
Scotland SNH
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
NVR
England Environment Agency
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Websites
SAM
England English Heritage
Scotland Historic Scotland
Wales Cadw
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Websites: England, Scotland, Wales.
SSSI England Natural England
Scotland SNH
Wales CCW

 

Other United Kingdom conservation designations
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Area of Archaeological Importance
Area of High Archaeological Potential
Conservation Area
Country park
Green Belt
Listed building
Local Nature Reserve
Regional Park

International conservation designations
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Biosphere Reserves
Ramsar Sites
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Special Protection Area (SPA)
World Heritage Sites


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Conservation bodies


Gov. Departments

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD)

Gov. Agencies UK

 

Forestry Commission
Joint Nature Conservation Committee - co-ordination of regional bodies (JNCC)

 

England

English Heritage - cultural and built heritage
Natural England - nature and wildlife conservation, protection of landscapes and rural countryside, and promotes sustainable rural practices
Environment Agency - waterways, pollution, waste management

 

Scotland

Historic Scotland - cultural and built heritage
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) - waterways, pollution, waste management
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) - landscape protection, wildlife conservation

 

Wales

Cadw - cultural and built heritage
Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) - protection of landscapes and rural countryside
Environment Agency - waterways, pollution, waste management

 

Non-governmental organisations

 

British Waterways
BTCV
Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE)
Institute of Conservation
John Muir Trust
Marine Conservation Society
National Trust
National Trust for Scotland
RSPB
Scottish Forest Alliance
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
The Woodland Trust

 

 

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