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  • Created on: 07-11-20 11:53
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  • The South Downs
    • Forestry
      • The woodland, consisting of ancient trees, provides a natural habitat. Timber harvested provides a local income
      • Deforestation is thretening some ancient woodlands, that covered the Downs after the last ice age. Biodiversity has declined as hazel and chestnut coppices become overgrown as a result of neglection.
    • Settlements
      • 120,000 people live in the South Downs. It has the largest market towns than any other National Park in the UK. There has been urbanisation
      • Rapid Urbanisation has led to a decrease in local distinctiveness. For example, the traditional wooden signage has been replaced by metal signs
    • Agriculture
      • Income from farming supports the local economy, with argicultural businesses accounting for 6% of employment.
      • Farming has supported rare bird species such as the grey partridge. Field margins have led to wildlife corridors for bats, too.
      • Chalk grassland has declined as a result of chemicals. Scrub encroachment has also taken place.


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