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Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland

This habitat takes in all the remaining types of semi-natural deciduous woodlands not covered by the existing Habitat Action Plans in the UK BAP. As with other types of woodland, these support a rich flora and fauna which includes many Red Data Book (RDB) and UK BAP priority species. Although still relatively extensive within the UK, the habitat occupies only 1 - 2% of its original range and has declined by around 35% since circa 1935, although the rate of loss has slowed in the last decade. In addition, it has come under threat across its range through factors such as increased deer grazing.

The habitat is present throughout all of the Regionís lowlands, where it may show some overlap with low altitude examples of upland mixed ashwoods.