How is the UK countryside managed?

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World Heritage Sites
UK Government is responsible for the sites and work with local authority and landowners. Management plans last for 5 years. Conservation takes priority.
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National Parks
Run by Nation Park Authority. Most of the land is privately owned. Management plans last for 5-10 years. Conservation takes priority.
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National Nature Reserves
Public (school groups) are allowed access. Natural England may buy the land. Site Manager oversees the NNR with a 5 year plan.
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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Managed through planning controls. Responsibility of local authority, sometimes through conservation boards.
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Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Farmers apply for grants and DEFRA ensure it is spent appropriately (manage hedges, replace field ponds etc.)
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Wildlife Reserves
Some are owned by the Wildlife Trust. Recreation value is encouraged with visitor centres and information boards. Bird hides are installed.
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Sites of Special Scientific Interest
Land is owned by private individuals and Natural England works with them. Careful management such as controlling water levels.
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Run by Nation Park Authority. Most of the land is privately owned. Management plans last for 5-10 years. Conservation takes priority.

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National Parks

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Public (school groups) are allowed access. Natural England may buy the land. Site Manager oversees the NNR with a 5 year plan.

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Managed through planning controls. Responsibility of local authority, sometimes through conservation boards.

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Farmers apply for grants and DEFRA ensure it is spent appropriately (manage hedges, replace field ponds etc.)

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