Sites of Scientific Interest (SSSI) Economics.

Published online
09 Aug 2022
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Natural England
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Hanley, N. & Dickie, I. & Provins, A. & Ozdemiroglu, E.

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This think piece addresses the future design of PAs from an environmental economics perspective. It is based on a context in which maintaining biodiversity (and geodiversity) is the primary reason for site identification and designation, but the scientific case for Sites of Scientific Interest (SSSI) designation may no longer be considered persuasive enough. Environmental economics provides an additional approach to make this case, using natural capital, ecosystem services and cultural arguments.

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