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New Forest LIFE 2 project - Securing Natura 2000 Objectives in the New Forest
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The New Forest cSAC comprises extensive wet and dry heaths with rich valley mires and associated wet and dry grasslands, ancient pasture and enclosed woodlands, a network of clean rivers and streams and frequent permanent and temporary ponds. Outstanding examples of thirteen habitats of European interest are represented, together with two priority habitats types - bog woodland and riverine woodland.


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Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) are the most important sites for wildlife in the country. They are a European designation that covers animals, plants and habitats and provides them with increased protection and management

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The New Forest is under increasing pressure from development and recreational needs. Direct impacts, resulting from such high recreational usage, are localised in riverine woodlands and dry heathland, which are prone to erosion and in wetlands, where general disturbance affects the habitat’s associated wildlife.


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