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Illustrated Talk – Exploring the Hampshire Avon

Presented by John Combes.

In conservation terms the River Avon is one of the most important river systems in the UK, supporting internationally and nationally important assemblages of both habitats and species. Within the catchment, there are a number of sites designated for their environmental importance including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, two Environmentally Sensitive Areas, nine Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), six National Nature Reserves, 71 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and 1,061 Scheduled Monuments.

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