# Has there been loss of natural habitat in north England?

Has there been loss of natural habitat in north England or Britain in general over the past years? If there was, what is the loss in percentage? A reference would be highly appreciated

• This seems rather specific, such that it would not be very useful to the general public user and that few would know of such. Suggest you do a detailed search of Google Scholar and perhaps more applicable journal sites, try to write/call experts in your area, and try your own research. Based on upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/…, if you're thinking of only areas north of the M62 as north England, it may not be that much, though agriculture may be taking some too. What's it for? Dec 24 '16 at 1:05
• over the past years How many years do you mean? north England or Britain You should be specific about what geographical/political areas you mean by these terms, perhaps a map would help. Dec 24 '16 at 10:42
• Ha! one says too specific the other says too broad. Thanks for the response both. @nmtoken whole of Britain is fine, regarding years I'm unsure how it works but I guess past 50 years would work. Jeopardy thanks for the direction this is for homework in GIS Dec 26 '16 at 14:10
• First define what you mean by 'loss of habitat' - urbanization?, deforestation?, transition from deciduous to coniferous?, degree of fragmentation?, loss of wetland? Loss of habitat for one species can be gain of habitat for another. Dec 28 '16 at 3:23
• thanks @GordonStanger clearly I'm a bit out of my depth here. I guess looking at a simplest way possible would be forestry area in general (either deciduous or coniferous)? Not sure about wetland, is it of significance in that area? Dec 30 '16 at 22:23