The Richmond park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflower. It was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park.
The park has protected status as it is an important habitat for wildlife and it is a National Nature Reserve. It has a national and international importance for the wildlife preservation.
It is one of the London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres, making it the largest in size.
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