Natural Areas in the South West (IN318)

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Natural Areas are sub-divisions of England, each with a characteristic association of wildlife and natural features. They provide a way of interpreting the ecological variations of the country in terms of natural features, illustrating the distinctions between one area and another. Each Natural Area has a unique identity resulting from the interaction of wildlife, landforms, geology, land use and human impact. They provide a framework for setting objectives for nature. This approach can provide a wider context for nature conservation actions, as it takes into account not only the wildlife and natural features of the landscape but also the views of the people who live and work there.

Related publications:
IN311 – Natural Areas in the North East Region
IN312 – Natural Areas in the North West
IN313 – Natural Areas in Yorkshire and Humber region
IN314 – Natural Areas in the East Midlands Region
IN316 – Natural Areas in the East of England
IN317 – Natural Areas in the London and the South East Region

Please note: This document is published for historic and research purposes.

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