Alice Holt Royal Forest

After much deliberation, it has been decided to assign a reference (GFF-0354) to Alice Holt Royal Forest.

This area of Royal Forest is an Ancient Woodland, owned and managed by the Forestry Commission – of sufficient importance that the original boundary of the South Downs National Park (GFF-0018) was revised to include it!

Previous WWFF activity from the forest, of reference GFF-0018, will be reallocated to GFF-0354.

Note: this article was originally posted to M0YMA.UK

Announcement: GxFF Reference Numbering

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All activators please note, that with immediate effect, all GxFF reference numbers are now four-digit, with the addition of a leading zero. This is bring GxFF into line with the many programs that have already adopted the four-digit convention.

So, for example, GFF-328 becomes GFF-0328.

Would all activators (and chasers claiming Park-To-Park award credit) please adopt the four-digit number

Note: this article was originally posted to M0YMA.UK

Thames Basin Heaths SPA – Restructuring

This article is re-posted from M0YMA’s personal blog (originally posted 12th January 2016)

Background

When the World Flora Fauna program was first established, the Directory appears to have put together with limited knowledge of the UK’s designated areas.

Originally, reference GFF-121 was defined as Castle Bottom – which is assumed to have meant the small area designated as a National Nature Reserve.

Previously, as adding new references was nigh on impossible, the GFF Committee extended and clarified the scope of GFF-121 to include all 13 separate Sites of Special Scientific Importance (SSSIs) within the wider Thames Basin Heaths SPA.

Subsequently, after representation from potential activators, some standalone parts of the SPA were granted their own GFF/WWFF references:

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