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Whitakers 2016 cover
Print publication date: Jan, 2019
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Conservation and Heritage
National parks in the UK.
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Under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, provision was made for the designation of areas of outstanding natural beauty...
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In Scotland, national scenic areas have a broadly equivalent status to AONBs.
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The National Forest is one of the UK's biggest environmental projects, creating a forest across 518.5 sq. km (200.2 sq. miles) of Derbyshire,...
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Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is a legal notification applied to land in England, Scotland or Wales which Natural England (NE), Scottish...
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National Nature Reserves are defined in the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 as modified by the Natural Environment and Rural...
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Local Nature Reserves are defined in the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (as amended by the Natural Environmental and Rural...
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The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for forestry policy throughout Great Britain.
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Marine protected areas provide protection for marine flora and fauna, and geological and physiographical features on land covered by tidal waters or...
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The UK is party to a number of international conventions.
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The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 gives legal protection to a wide range of wild animals and plants.
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The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
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Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a statutory...
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There are approximately 2,500 museums and galleries in the UK. As at April 2018, 1,566 of these were fully accredited by Arts Council England.
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 For historic buildings, museums and galleries in London, see the Historic Buildings and Monuments, and Museums and Galleries sections.
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 Hallmarks are the symbols stamped on gold, silver, palladium or platinum articles to indicate that they have been tested at an official Assay...
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