Beetle Reserve

From Habitat, July 2000

The Royal Park of Richmond was declared a National Nature Reserve (NNR) on 14th May 2000 in recognition of its rich and diverse national treasures. The 2,500 acre Park, already a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) becomes London's largest NNR and is considered to be among the top half dozen sites in the UK for its rare and special beetles. Over 1000 species have been recorded there - comprising 25% of all beetle species in Britain.

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