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Important Arable Plant Areas

Based on Important Plant Areas (IPAs), Important Arable Plant Areas (or IAPAs) are natural or semi-natural arable sites that show exceptional botanical value. Plantlife's Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve is one of over a hundred that have been designated over the UK. To be named as an IAPA, a site must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a significant population of a rare or threatened native, arable plant.
  • Have exceptionally rich flora. 
  • Be an outstanding example of an arable habitat.

To find out more about Important Arable Plant Areas, where they are and how they're chosen, download our free online publication.

Is there an Important Arable Plant Area on your land?

Download our species list and survey form and check if your land is of botanical importance.