List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest by Area of Search
The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Area of Search, in the United Kingdom. SSSIs are areas of conservation, consisting of protected areas, recognised for their biological or geological significance. In Northern Ireland an SSSI is called an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).
The English counties were revised under the 1974 reorganisation of local government. Until the 2010s, Natural England, which maintains the database of English SSSIs, kept the listing of counties as it was in 1974, but by 2015 they had updated their lists to reflect later changes. For example, Avon was abolished in 1996 and is now divided by Natural England between Somerset, Gloucestershire and the "County of Bristol"; Hereford and Worcester was abolished in 1998 and divided into the two historic counties. The list of English counties below has not been updated to reflect these changes and is still based on the 1974 counties.
- A A number of sites are split between more than one county and will be included in this table more than once.
- B As of 3 June 2013. Cattawade Marshes, which is almost entirely in Essex, is not included in some listings for Suffolk.
|Area of Search||Number of sites||Sites list|
|Brecknockshire||TBC||TBC||TBC||84||List of SSSIs in Brecknock|
|Carmarthen & Dinefwr||TBC||TBC||TBC||79||List of SSSIs in Carmarthen & Dinefwr|
|Ceredigion||TBC||TBC||TBC||100||List of SSSIs in Ceredigion|
|Clwyd||TBC||TBC||TBC||81||List of SSSIs in Clwyd|
|East Gwynedd||TBC||TBC||TBC||103||List of SSSIs in East Gwynedd|
|Gwent||TBC||TBC||TBC||78||List of SSSIs in Gwent|
|Mid & South Glamorgan||TBC||TBC||TBC||69||List of SSSIs in Mid & South Glamorgan|
|Montgomeryshire||TBC||TBC||TBC||76||List of SSSIs in Montgomery|
|Preseli & South Pembrokeshire||TBC||TBC||TBC||75||List of SSSIs in Preseli & South Pembrokeshire|
|Radnorshire||TBC||TBC||TBC||87||List of SSSIs in Radnor|
|West Glamorgan||TBC||TBC||TBC||56||List of SSSIs in West Glamorgan|
|West Gwynedd||TBC||TBC||TBC||135||List of SSSIs in West Gwynedd|
|County Antrim||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Antrim|
|County Armagh||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Armagh|
|County Down||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Down|
|County Fermanagh||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Fermanagh|
|County Londonderry||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Londonderry|
|County Tyrone||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||List of ASSIs in Tyrone|
Natural England lists of SSSIs for each Area of Search in England:
- Natural England: English SSSIs
- Countryside Council for Wales: Welsh SSSIs
- Scottish National Heritage: Scottish SSSIs
- Environment & Heritage Service for Northern Ireland: Areas of Special Scientific Interest