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Under-management

Under-management of commons results from:

  • Lack of grazing. This could be due to a number of factors.
  • Lack of control of invasive native species such as bracken, gorse and scrub
  • Lack of control of non-native invasive species such as rhodedendron, himalayan balsam, japanese knotweed.

All the above individually or in combination would result in:

  • Deterioration of the open landscape of commons that characterise Gower and attract local people and visitors alike.
  • Reduction in use of the commons for recreation and enjoyment as the commons become overgrown and inaccessible.
  • Inaccessible historical features and landmarks which would become obscured by vegetation.
  • Loss of internationally rare and important wildlife habitats.
  • Negative impact on the local economy through loss of agriculture and tourism.
  • Loss of cultural traditions which make Gower distinct.

 

   

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