Wildlife habitats and species

Almost one hundred sites across Wigan Borough are recognised for their wildlife importance. They range from the internationally important to locally important sites and cover a whole range of habitats - from woodlands and grasslands to wetlands and moss lands. 

However, important wildlife is not restricted to these sites and they can be found at other locations. Further information can be found in our development and protected species document.

Sites of special scientific interest (SSSI)

There are four in Wigan Borough and they are shown on our policies map. See also further information on SSSI (external link).

Sites of biological importance

There are many of these sites across Wigan Borough, and the majority can be seen on our policies map. For further information on sites of biological importance, please contact us.

Local nature reserves

There are five local nature reserves in Wigan Borough. See also further information on local nature reserves (external link).


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