Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) offer the best examples of habitats and contain particularly rare species or important wildlife populations. Perhaps surprisingly for such an urban landscape, Westminster has thirty two of these sites, making up almost a quarter of its total area.
There are four types of nature conservation sites in Westminster:
Local Nature Reserves are places where wildlife are of special interest to the local area, offering the public opportunities to study or learn about nature or simply to enjoy it. Read some more information about the Local Nature Reserve in Westminster.
All sites are a priority for protection and provide opportunities for people to have contact with the natural environment.