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Term name Description
Natural heritageEverything inherited from our natural environment, past and present – geology, soils, landforms, landscapes, habitats and wildlife – and the processes associated with their survival
Non-governmental organisationCharitable, voluntary organisations which receive no direct government funding and have no allegiance to the government. Includes membership organisations such as RSPB, WWF, NTS, SWT. Owing to their independence, environmental non–governmental organisations play a strong role in lobbying government on relevant issues
NivalProcesses and environments associated with areas of permanent snow
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