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Written by Mark Kinver, BBC News science and nature reporter   
Wednesday, 10 May 2006
Gower peninsula (Image: NTPL/Joe Cornish)
The Gower landscape is rich in diversity (Image: NTPL/J.Cornish)
The Gower Peninsula in south Wales is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

It was the first location in the UK to be awarded the prestigious status, ensuring the unique characteristics of the landscape would be both protected and made accessible as a retreat for local communities.

...the aim is not to preserve a scene from a bygone age, says Gower AONB project officer Robert Latham.

"It is not about creating a museum; it is all about creating modern, vibrant communities that live within the existing landscape.

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