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Background The River Avon Site of Community Interest (SCI) supports more than 180 aquatic plant species, outstanding fish fauna, the annex II species Desmoulin’s whorl snail (Vertigo moulinsiana), and numerous nationally important species. The Avon Valley Special Protection Area (SPA), located in the same area, includes one of the largest expanses of f ...
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Sustainable River Catchments for the South East (SuRCaSE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2004, End date: Oct 31, 2008,

Background The ecosystem approach (EA) is a methodology that aids decision-making. It helps integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability – i.e. sustainable use of natural resources, equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the use of natural resources and conservation of those resources. Guidance on the practical appl ...
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... project aimed to increase the area, connectivity and quality of suitable breeding habitat across the cSAC and at seven satellite sites for the marsh fritillary butterfly population. To do this, English Nature brought together a partnership of three statutory agencies, two NGOs (the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation) and landowners. ...
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LIFESCAPE - Your Landscape (LIFESCAPE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2003, End date: Apr 29, 2008,

The link between cities and their immediate rural hinterlands is eroding across NW Europe as urban centres develop closer links with the global economy. These kinds of pressures are especially great in the Central Zone of NW Europe, where the LIFESCAPE project partners are all based. The objective of LIFESCAPE is to demonstrate that there is synergy between the maintenance of landscape identity an ...
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Yorkshire Dales Limestone Country Project (Limestone Country)

Start date: Jun 1, 2002, End date: Mar 31, 2008,

Background The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to the most extensive range of limestone pavements and upland semi-natural calcareous grassland in the United Kingdom. Their importance is reflected in the designation of two Natura 2000 SCI sites covering some 11 100 ha and including 12 habitats listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive. The limes ...
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Biodiversity must adapt to climate change. For many habitats and species, this will be difficult because the landscape across Europe is fragmented and past decisions limit the opportunities for adaptation. Spatial planners must act now to create a landscape and coastline that can withstand the effects of climate change. BRANCH (Biodiversity Requires Adaptation in Northwest Europe under a CHanging ...
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HEATH - Heathland: Environment, Agriculture, Tourism and Heritage (HEATH)

Start date: Aug 31, 2003, End date: Aug 31, 2007,

Lowland heathland is one of NW Europe’s quintessential historic landscape types, protected under the EU Habitats Directive. But the area covered by heathland has shrunk over the past 200 years, a decline which is continuing due to lack of management and dislocation between the landscape and the communities that live there. However, reform of Europe’s farming support mechanisms is leading to a rene ...
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Background The remaining natural Tilio-acerion woodland of the British Isles includes mosaics of woodland habitats associated with steep-sided limestone valleys. The project focused on two such sites, the Wye Valley Woodlands cSAC along the border of England and Wales and the Peak District Dales cSAC in northern England, due to their size and complex con ...
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The MESH project, led by the UKs Joint Nature Conservation Committee, will focus on seabed areas within the NWE. Their diverse habitats and biodiversity are important food and energy resources as well as essential components of the ecosystem. The 12 partners from the MESH project will respond to the growing pressures on seabed habitats by putting in place a spatial planning framework. The main out ...
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Background The bittern (Botaurus stellaris)is a secretive bird found most often in marshes and extensive stands of reedbed. The evocative booming call of the male during the breeding season is often the only sign of its presence. Over the last century, the species has been in steady decline throughout Europe, principally due to the loss of suitably large ...
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Background Drainage, eutrophication, acidification and habitat fragmentation are major threats to natural habitats and their wild flora and fauna in Europe. LIFE-Nature projects, as well as other conservation and restoration projects, include measures to combat these threats. The successes, as well as the failures, of restoration projects and their resear ...
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... ric lack of grazing, scrub encroachment and afforestation of chalk grassland habitats. Recognising the need to restore the conservation value of the site, a partnership was formed between English Nature (renamed Natural England in 2007), the statutory conservation agency, and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Together they agreed on a programme of activities to remove invading scrub, unexploded am ...
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“Interpretation is an educational activity which aims to reveal meanings and relationships through the use of original objects, by first-hand experience, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual information", (Tilden, 1957).Every year millions of people visit natural and cultural heritage sites. This is a great opportunity for informal and non-formal learning. InHerit ...
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