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  • The Woodland Trust bought Low Burnhall and its fragments of semi-natural ancient woodland three years ago, with the intention of returning 67 hectares of arable land to publicly accessible deciduous forest.

    Country diary: Low Burnhall, Durham

  • The UK Native Seed Hub will focus initially on plants of lowland meadows or semi-natural grassland like these oxeye daisies.

    Kew unveils native flower seed bank

  • Evidence of a connection to intensive agriculture is robust, with "quantitative local surveys in southern Britain [finding] that bumblebee density and species richness are both generally lower in the more intensively farmed areas than in some open semi-natural areas".

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Europe

  • He advocates better protection in the planning system for local wildlife sites, and other remaining areas of semi-natural habitat of high wildlife value; designation of Special Sites of Scientific Interest and new incentives for private owners.

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Europe

  • First, it is important that the remaining semi-natural habitats, corridors and stepping stones are well protected.

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Europe

  • A focus on the beetles of the northern forests [14] has demonstrated both that these semi-natural forests contain a relatively large number of rare species and that there are difficulties in making accurate inventories.

    Arctic boreal forest environments

  • Urban areas are embedded within agricultural land, trees are interspersed with croplands and housing, and managed vegetation is mixed with semi-natural vegetation (e.g. croplands are embedded within rangelands and forests).

    Anthropogenic biomes

  • The risk of water erosion increases as more land is brought under intensive agriculture and there is a high rate of conversion of natural and semi-natural areas into built-up areas for industrial activities, infrastructure and tourism.

    Regional scenarios for Africa's future~ land

  • Expansion of settlement areas is controlled and is less significant in conversion of natural and semi-natural systems.

    Regional scenarios for Africa's future~ land

  • The measures to stem the increasing risk of water erosion must be revised in order to adapt to climate change, avoid the conversion to agriculture of other natural and semi-natural systems and address the consequences of agricultural intensification.

    Regional scenarios for Africa's future~ land


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