Chippenham Fen and Snailwell Poor's Fen facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
Water buffaloes in Chippenham Fen
|Area of Search||Cambridgeshire|
|Location map||Magic Map|
|Official name: Chippenham Fen|
|Designated:||11 March 1992|
Chippenham Fen and Snailwell Poor's Fen is a 155.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Fordham in Cambridgeshire. It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I, a Ramsar wetland site and a Special Area of Conservation (part of the multi-site Fenland SAC). It is managed by Natural England.
The site is described by Natural England as "of national importance for its wide range of wetland habitats and associated birds and insects". It has diverse habitats and flora, with several uncommon species in damp meadows. It also has many species of breeding birds, and rare spiders and moths.
Access is by permit, which is only available for people conducting research on the site.
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