What has been the effect of change upon the environmental the Lea Valley Regional Park the changes have effected wildlife immensely because from the NWR I found out that in the 1960 s there was 29 species of birds such as pelicans, woodpeckers and jays. But now Pelicans have not been sighted in the area for about 3 years but this could be because they live in warm regions and near seas or rivers with fish and in the recent years the amount of fishes around England have dropped and also the average temperature each month has dropped so that could be the reason they have not been seen not because of the Park being built. Also now woodpeckers have not been seen this is because of the lack of trees in the area because they were cut down for various buildings. And finally jays have not been seen in the area because they live in areas with little noise but now with the Regional Park it would not be good place to be in so they moved on to over places in Europe or Asia. In the area there has been a 300% rise in litter In the last 50 years this is because of the area being modernised and built up, so now it is an attractive place to hang out so because of the increase of young people to the area the litter rose, this rise is also occurred because there are two food restaurants and a cinema and people coming from these places would distribute there litter on the floor. And also there is a rise of pollution in the area this is due to the rise in cars and visitors coming to the area increasing the amount of car fumes in the area and the cutting down of the trees means that there is more carbon dioxide in the area.
There are two opinions on the question is land being ruined or improved. So I did a questionnaire 6 people said it was bein improved and 4 said it was being ruined but all the people who said it was being improved were under 25 and all the others were older so they have different opinions because they use the area in different ways. There is still some open space in the area but most of it has been built on or is being used for example there is caravan site that contains gypsies or the land that is used for the circus but a majority is been built on. Wildlife is still in the area but not as much is still there because of the air being not as clear as it was before the area was modernised. The effects of the Science Park being built is yet to be known but they have proposed that 10 hectares of the land is going to be conserved for habitats within the area but not many birds or wildlife will choose to live there because of the noise and extra pollution.
At the moment you can not tell if there is going to be any unsightly land but at the moment the land is very dirty looking. But with 10 hectares being improved for environmental reasons there will be some open space left. And also at this area there is split opinions because 5 people thought the land is being and 5 thought it was being ruined. Mansfield Road has not been effected a great deal because there is still a large amount of open space, there is still quite a lot of trees, wildlife and birds remain in the area apart from some fish because of the reservoir, the only real effect is the rise in pollution because of the reservoir. But in this area all ten people thought the changes were good they give the reasons that the reservoir is good because it controls river levels and that the park is nice for children.
Alma road never used to have a great deal of wildlife or birds in the area because of the houses in the area and the mill but the amount of species of birds in the area have dropped from 23 to 15 this is because the rise in pollution in the area and the loss of trees. There is no open space in the area now because of the shops and flats. And in this area 9 people thought the land was improved this was because all of them lived in the flats and the flats would not be there if there were no changes but the remaining one person said the land has been ruined because there is no open space and they said the flats are terrible this person lives in one of the Victorian terraced house. Enfield Island has been effected a great deal because now there is no open space or countryside and previously there was a great deal because all there really was there was an Arms factory, there is no derelict land because all the land is covered. There were no recordings of wildlife or birds in the area because of the security in the area but the recordings now say there is only 12 species of birds in the area this is the least amount found in the areas I have studied this is because of the lack of trees in the area. At this area no one said that they thought the land was improved or ruined.
They said they did not know because all the houses were not bought yet so when the Island was full so then they would know. Conclusion I have came to the conclusion that the changes that have occurred in the areas have been good and bad because although wildlife and birds have decreased in the area the area is becoming a more modernised and futuristic area and keeping all the green land and open space is old fashioned and is not in keeping with the times. I feel that my answer to the first question was too vague and too short. I also think my answer to the second question was too vague but this was because I had difficulties getting information but then I think my answers to the next two questions were good this was because I could find information easily and it was more based on questionnaires and peoples opinions.
But I found the last question very difficult because it took me a long time to get information and when I finally got the information I had to rush the answer because of the time limit. If I did this again I would of started earlier but it was difficult due to school work and mocks.