Heathlands are human-made habitats. They only persist if they are managed. The lowland heaths of southern England would quickly become woodland if no grazing occurred. 

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Image: Heathland by Colin
 

Infomation sourced from:

The Wildlife Trusts, Heathland, How we’re helping [online], Available from: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife/habitats/heathland [accessed 28/06/2015].

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