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Potentially Damaging Acts
* Ďanimalí includes any mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish or invertebrate.
- Cultivation, including ploughing, rotovating, harrowing, and re-seeding.
- The introduction of grazing and changes in the grazing regime.
- The introduction of stock feeding and changes in stock feeding practice.
- The introduction of mowing and changes in the mowing or cutting regime.
- Application of manure, fertilisers and lime.
- Application of pesticides, including herbicides (weedkillers).
- Dumping, spreading or discharge of any materials.
- The release into the site of any wild, feral or domestic animal*, plant or seed.
- The killing or removal of any wild animal*, including pest control.
- The destruction, displacement, removal or cutting of any plant or plant remains, including tree, shrub, herb, hedge, dead or decaying wood, moss, lichen, fungus, leaf-mould, turf etc.
- Tree and/or woodland management+.
- Drainage, including the use of mole, tile, tunnel or artificial drains.
- Modification of the structure of watercourses (e.g. streams, springs, ditches), including their banks and beds, as by re-alignment, re-grading and dredging.
- The changing of water levels and tables and water utilisation, including irrigation, storage and abstraction from existing water bodies and through boreholes.
- Infilling of ditches, drains, ponds, pools or pits.
- Extraction of minerals, including sand and gravel, topsoil, subsoil, chalk, lime and spoil.
- Construction, removal or destruction of roads, tracks, walls, fences, hardstands, banks, ditches or other earthworks, or the laying, maintenance or removal of pipelines and cables, above or below ground.
- Storage of materials.
- Erection of permanent or temporary structures, or the undertaking of engineering works, including drilling.
- Use of vehicles or craft likely to damage or disturb features of interest.
- Recreational or other activities likely to damage features of interest.
- Game management and hunting practices.
+ including afforestation, planting, clear and selective felling, thinning, coppicing, modification of the stand or underwood, changes in species composition, cessation of management.