Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

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Landscape:An area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors.
Landscape Character Assessment:Describes, in words and pictures, what makes an area a distinctive (different or special) part of our UK landscape heritage, what is valued and why.
Lantra:The Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries works across the whole of the UK.
Larva:The name given to a young insect that is markedly different in form from the adult and has no trace of wings.
Lead Partner:Project participant taking the overall responsibility for the application and the implementation of a project. Each Lead Partner is expected to conclude the Partnership Agreement (with its associated partners) and the Subsidy Contract (with the Managing Authority); ensure a sound cross-border project management as well as the project implementation, and transfer the due ERDF contributions to the single partners.
Learning:The main activity for those involved as partners in a project should be learning, for instance how to understand and engage with others, how to deal with new challenges. Reflect on whether the way the partnership operates helps everyone concerned learn and develop new skills and ideas.
Lectotype:In Entomological Terms is one of several syntypes, designated by any author, after the original publication of a species name as the ‘type specimen’ for the taxonomic name. Designated only where there was no original Holotype.
Lepidopterous pests:Belonging or pertaining to the Lepidoptera, an order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers that in the adult state have four membranous wings more or less covered with small scales.
LISS:Low Impact Silvicultural Systems - Silvicultural systems including group selection, shelterwood, or underplanting, small coupe felling, coppice or coppice with standards, minimum intervention and single tree selection systems which are suitable for wind firm conifer woodlands and most broadleaved woodlands.
Local Access Forums:The 29 LAFs in Wales have a statutory function under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to provide advice, and to discuss the improvement and management of public access. Recreational access of all types will be taken into consideration, including walking, horse riding, and cycling.
Loc. cit; loco citato:In Entomological Terms – Work cited (includes page references).
Loco citato, loc. cit:In Entomological Terms – in the place cited, used to avoid repetition of a bibliographic reference already given.
Locus typicus:Type locality, place where a type was found
Loupe:Hand lens - a small device used by an entomologist to make it easier to see features of insects or other invertebrates.
Low carbon economy:An economy which has minimal outputs of green-house gases, in particular carbon dioxide, to the environment.
LULUCF:Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry activities, all designed to increase carbon stores, or sinks, and so make sequestration easier.
Using nature's weapons to battle current and future threats

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