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Last edited 28 Feb 2021
Natural areas are sub-divisions of England, defined by Natural England, each with a characteristic association of wildlife and natural features. They provide a way of interpreting ecological variations in terms of natural features, illustrating the distinctions between one area and another.
National Character Area (NCA) profile documents explain how environmental evidence and information about places can be accessed and used. They divide England into 159 natural areas defined by a unique combination of landscape, biodiversity, geodiversity, history, and cultural and economic activity. Their boundaries follow natural lines in the landscape rather than administrative boundaries.
See also: Landscape character area
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- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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