Topic 3 - Conservation in the UK Glossary

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Plagioclimax
A community of species that does not develop to a natural climax, but is maintained by external influences including human activities, such as burning, grazing or ploughing.
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Ecotourism
Tourism intended to have a low environmental impact, usually involving seeing wildlife.
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NGOs
Non-governmental organisations.
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Natural England
The UK governmental organisation with responsibility for the conservation of wildlife and the landscape.
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LNRs
Local Natures Reserves.
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National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act
The UK law that enabled the establishment of National Parks. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many public rights of way.
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Natura 2000
A network of protected sites in the EU that combine the SPAs and SACs set up under the birds and habitats directives.
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Species Recovery Programme
UK programme to help increase the number of some endangered species.
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DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Biodiversity
A measure of the variety and abundance of wildlife species.
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BAP
Biodiversity Action Plan.
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Convention on Biological Diversity 1992
International conference held in Brazil, often called the Rio Summit.
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Rio Summit
An alternative name for the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992.
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Forestry Commission
The UK governmental forestry organisation, which manages research, commercial timber production, learning and leisure.
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WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature is an environmental campaigning and pressure group.
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National Trust
A UK charity that conserves historic buildings and important landscapes and habitats.
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FoE
Friends of the Earth is an environmental pressure group.
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Greenpeace
An environmental pressure group.
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Tourism intended to have a low environmental impact, usually involving seeing wildlife.

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Ecotourism

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Non-governmental organisations.

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The UK governmental organisation with responsibility for the conservation of wildlife and the landscape.

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Local Natures Reserves.

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