English Lowlands beech forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion encompasses most of the southern tip of England, including shoreline along the English Channel and the city of London. Most of this ecoregion lies on limestone hills, which support species of whitebeam trees that are endangered because of mining. Lowlands support beech and yew woodlands that span a variety of distinctive vegetation types reflecting differences in soil and topographical conditions.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:United Kingdom
Area:11,264,000 acres (4,558,379 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive

Protected Areas

Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries
Arun Valley
Ashdown Forest
Aston Rowant
Avon Gorge Woodlands
Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats
Benacre to Easton Bavents Lagoons
Blean Complex
Bredon Hill
Briddlesford Copses
Burnham Beeches
Butser Hill
Castle Hill
Cerne and Sydling Downs
Chesil and the Fleet
Chilterns Beechwoods
Cothill Fen
Cotswold Beechwoods
Crookhill Brick Pit
Devil`s Dyke
Dorset Heaths
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs
Duncton to Bignor Escarpment
Dungeness
East Hampshire Hangers
Ebernoe Common
Emer Bog
Epping Forest
Essex Estuaries
Eversden and Wimpole Woods
Fenland
Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment
Fontmell and Melbury Downs
Great Yews
Hackpen Hill
Hartslock Wood
Hastings Cliffs
Holnest
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs
Isle of Wight Downs
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain
Kennet Valley Alderwoods
Kingley Vale
Lewes Downs
Little Wittenham
Lydden and Temple Ewell Downs
Lyme Bay and Torbay
Mells Valley
Mendip Limestone Grasslands
Mendip Woodlands
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes
Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment
Mottisfont Bats
North Downs Woodlands
North Meadow and Clattinger Farm
North Somerset and Mendip Bats
Orfordness – Shingle Street
Ouse Washes
Oxford Meadows
Peter`s Pit
Pevensey Levels
Pewsey Downs
Portholme
Prescombe Down
Queendown Warren
Richmond Park
River Avon
River Itchen
River Usk/ Afon Wysg
River Wye/ Afon Gwy
Rodborough Common
Rooksmoor
Salisbury Plain
Sandwich Bay
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren
Shortheath Common
Solent and Isle of Wight Lagoons
Solent Maritime
South Wight Maritime
St Albans Head to Durlston Head
Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden
Stodmarsh
Thanet Coast
The Broads
The Mens
The New Forest
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham
West Dorset Alder Woods
Wimbledon Common
Windsor Forest and Great Park
Woolmer Forest
Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods
Wye and Crundale Downs
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Dyffryn Gwy a Fforest y Ddena
Wye Valley Woodlands/ Coetiroedd Dyffryn Gwy
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER