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saving berkshire natural havens : there are about 850 wildlife heritage sites in berkshire, containing some of the most precious wildlife in the county.

These mainly privately owned areas receive a level of protection through local plan policies but lack statutory protection, unlike sites of special scientific interest (sssi).

the sites were selected according to scientific criteria based on the types of habitats and species they contain. important wildlife habitats in berkshire include heathland, ancient woodland, rivers and wetlands, flower rich meadows and unimproved chalk downland.

The berkshire wildlife heritage sites project was set up by bbowt in 2003 to carry out wildlife surveys as well as provide conservation advice, support and grant aid to help landowners maintain these havens and their wildlife.