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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Willesborough DykesBiodiversity describes the variety of life around us, including all wild plants and animals and their habitats. Ashford is home to a diverse range of species and contains a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserves (NNR) chosen because of their national importance for wildlife.

The South Willesborough Dykes is a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) and a wetland habitat which is home to a wide variety of plants, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and small mammals.

Take a look at the Kent Biodiversity Action Plan for further information and how you can get involved in conserving biodiversity.

Link to ABC mapping of areas of outstanding natural beauty, conservation areas and SSSI.