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Local SINC's

Local SINC's or Sites of Importance to Nature Conservation

SINCs form a vital component of the biodiversity of Hampshire alongside statutory designated sites such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Some of the most important wildlife sites in the county are protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). But there are many other important wildlife sites which also contribute to the ecological network in Hampshire. To safeguard these sites, they are designated as Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs). SINCs are also known nationally as Local Wildlife Sites. They represent a legacy of good management and rely upon continued stewardship by landowners. Designating a SINC raises awareness of its importance for wildlife particularly with regard to planning and land management decision making.
Local SINC's are identified here.