Rural Change - Norfolk Broads, East Anglia

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How much does tourism contribute to East Anglia's economy?
£3.5 Billion
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What is the environmental significance of the Norfolk Broads?
Rich, extensive wetlands, Area of outstanding natural beautey
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What is the historical significance of the Norfolk Broads?
Norwich Cathedral
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1st impact of tourism
Turbulence from speed boats reduced water quality, due to making it cloudy and turbid, increasing algae
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2nd impact of tourism
Sewage from Summerfield holiday park cause eutrophication of local waters
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3rd impact of tourism
Disruption of food-chain caused by over fishing of lakes
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How has farming in the area changed?
Government insentives to produce ariable crops such as wheat and Barley as opposed to livestock
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What has this change in farming caused?
Increased use of agrochemicals, farm amalgamation, more arable farming
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1st impact of change in farming
Farm amalgamation has meant a decrease in 1000km's of hedgerows, which provide shelter, food and breeding for animals.
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2nd impact of change in farming
Use of agrochemicals like pesticides means fewer nestable habitats for ground nesting birds like skylarks. Pesticides also destroy bird food.
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3rd impact of change in farming
Agrochemicals and pesticides have leaked into groundwater in the area, it has toxic affect on aquatic plants in saltmarshes, required £225m to treat water contamination.
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