The conservation of Britain's limestone cave resource

@article{Hardwick1996TheCO,
  title={The conservation of Britain's limestone cave resource},
  author={Paul Hardwick and John Gunn},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={1996},
  volume={28},
  pages={121-127}
}
Abstract Limestone caves are an important scientific and recreational resource in Britain. During the mid- to late 1970s, cavers and statutory conservation bodies cooperated in a review of cave resources which resulted in the designation of 48 caves or cave areas as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). During the same period, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 was introduced to provide more effective planning controls on activities such as agriculture carried out within SSSI… 

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