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- Created 2012-03-11
is the legacy of natural objects and intangible attributes encompassing the
and natural environment, including
, scientifically known as
Heritage is that which is
from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.
The term "natural heritage", derived from "natural inheritance", pre-dates the term "
", though it is a less scientific term and more easily comprehended in some ways by the wider audience interested in
. "Natural Heritage" was used in the United States when
set up the Georgia Heritage Trust while he was governor of
; Carter's trust dealt with both natural and cultural heritage,. It would appear that Carter picked the term up from
, who used it in a 1966 Message to
Lyndon B. Johnson
Wilderness Act of 1964
. "Natural Heritage" was picked up by the Science Division of
The Nature Conservancy
when, under Jenkins, it launched in 1974 the network of state natural heritage programs. When this network was extended outside the USA, the term "Conservation Data Center" was suggested by Guillermo Mann and came to be preferred.
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