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Wilderness: is there a change on the way?

All property is environment. To begin with, and before man’s interference, it is a wholly natural tableau, but as we bend it to our will true wilderness loses out. Landscape cover of farming, forestry and urban development in the UK affects more than three quarters of the total area, according to the Natural Environment Research Council. The remaining quarter is mainly mountains and moorlands, usually grazed, or broadleaved woodland, only small pockets of which are not determined by man in some way.... Read More >

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