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Ecoregions

An ecoregion is a large area of land that shares similar climatic and environmental characteristics.

Flora and fauna are similar across the ecoregion, and it has natural rather than artificial borders. For example, southern and eastern England are classed as 'Southern English beech forest', western England, northern England, Wales and southern Scotland as 'Celtic broadleaf forest', and northern Scotland as 'Caledonian conifer forest'.