English Nature - Natural Areas

Alternative names
Natural Areas are biogeographical Zones that reflect the geological foundation, systems and processes and wildlife in different parts of England. There are 120 Natural Areas, many of which are coincident with Character Areas; the remainder comprise one or more Character Area.
Natural Areas are a sensible scale at which to view the wildlife resource, from both a natural and local perspective.
These areas are used by English Nature as an ecologically coherent framework for setting objectives for nature conservation. Natural Areas are not a designation.
Topic Category
Nature conservation
Collection Period
from - to -
Publication Date
June 2006
English Nature
Bounding coordinates
West Bounding Longitude: -0.76
East Bounding Longitude: 0.22
North Bounding Latitude: 52.10
South Bounding Latitude: 51.58
Hertfordshire County
Spatial reference system
National Grid of Great Britain
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
Email :gis@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Role: Distributor
Update frequency
Metadata update date
19 September 2008
Use constraints
© Crown copyright.
Additional information source
[ISO 639-2]ENG - English
Responsible officer
Anita Parry
Herts. Biological Records Centre
Review date
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More Information
These areas are not derived from administrative boundaries, but follow variations in the character of the landscape. They are based upon the distribution of wildlife and natural features, plus the land use pattern and land use history of each area. The boundaries are difficult to define precisely because of the gradation from one area to another. Consequently the boundaries should be regarded as the approximate limits of the areas involved.
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