Dump becomes reserve.A POWYS field, close to where tens of thousands of animals were buried during the foot-and-mouth crisis, is to become the first area in Britain to be protected for its toadstools.
Disgwylfa, near the Sennybridge army ranges at Epynt, is to be designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest This article is about a British designation for conservation. For the Hong Kong designation for conservation, see Site of Special Scientific Interest (Hong Kong).
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The Countryside Council for Wales The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW; Welsh: Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru (CCGC)) is an Assembly Sponsored Public Body. It is the Welsh Assembly Government's wildlife conservation authority for Wales. is anxious to preserve local colonies of waxcaps, earth tongues and fairy clubs fairy clubs
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Ray Woods, CCW's fungi expert and Area Officer for East Wales, said: "Disgwylfa is home to more than 20 different types of waxcaps and some of them are so rare they don't even have common English or Welsh names yet."
Recent surveys by the CCW (Continuous Composite Write) A magneto-optic disk technology that emulates a WORM (Write Once Read Many) disk. It uses firmware in the drive to ensure that data cannot be erased and rewritten. have shown how important Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. is for grassland mushrooms and toadstools.
The Sennybridge army ranges, owned by the Ministry of Defence, were the focus of local unrest in the Spring when tens of thousands of animal carcasses were buried.
But life has since returned to normal and Pat Butler, Commandant for the Ranges, said: "We have recently launched a new management plan for Sennybridge and we are looking forward to working with CCW to conserve these features.
"Practical measures in the plan will mean that military training will continue but in a way that will not harm this special site."
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