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The status of Dorset Heath (Erica ciliaris) in Cornwall in 1996 (ENRR353)

This was a State of the Environment Report on the status of a European Community Priority Natural Habitat in one of its two strongholds in the UK. It documents the status of the habitat at the end of the twentieth century. The report illustrates how the original survey work led to English Nature providing statutory protection for all the important sites for Dorset Heath in Cornwall. The project objectives were to:

  • gain a better understanding of the distribution and status of Dorset Heath and Erica ciliaris in Cornwall and create a clearer picture of the importance and relevant significance of particular sites that support it;
  • identify key zones or areas appropriate for re-creation or restoration using the existing Heathland Re-creation plan for Cornwall;
  • gather information to underpin the production of a Species Action Plan for Erica ciliaris in Cornwall.

A printed copy of this old English Nature report is available from our Enquiry Service. Tel: 0845 600 3078 Email:

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