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A landscape is the product of past decisions. Natural and cultural processes have created today's landscapes. A landscape provides attractive places for people to live, work or play and making a significant contribution to the economy through tourism and farming. They are also nature's home, providing habitats for many threatened species and vital environmental services. According to the European landscape Convention, public is encouraged to take an active part in landscape protection, conserving and maintaining its heritage value, helping to steer changes brought about by economic, social or environmental necessity, and in its planning. The preservation of the traditional landscape and protection of the surrounding environment play a strategic role in developing and providing economic benefits to local rural communities.

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