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The New Forest is one of the most intact networks of wetland habitat in western Europe.

Its mires, bogs, ponds, rivers and streams are one of the Forest’s most precious qualities and a key reason why the area was designated a National Park.

This section tells the story of the lesser-known creatures and plants that are found in these areas.

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'The Forest is internationally-renowned for its rare habitats and wildlife, please help us care for them.'

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One of the National Park’s special qualities is its healthy environment; from precious wetlands to local produce.

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