Plantlife

Land Acquisition at Greena Moor Nature Reserve

This project would look to acquire and restore 16 hectares of land adjacent to Plantlife’s Greena Moor nature reserve, in order to create a long-lasting legacy for this important natural habitat in North Cornwall.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059559)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£25,000

Amount raised

£38,597

Donations

285

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

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Location

Situation

Culm grassland is a unique, internationally important habitat, however it is fast-declining, with 92% of culm grassland lost in the past 100 years and 48% disappearing between 1984 and 1991 alone. Plantlife's Greena Moor nature reserve represents Cornwall's finest surviving area of culm; home to six England Red List vascular plants. However, many of the key species are present in single, small populations; and the site itself is only a fragment of what was once a much more extensive moor.

Solution

There is a need to move from preservation of a landscape fragment and begin piecing together a more extensive area, allowing key species to expand beyond their existing "ghettos", creating an inspirational reserve and a demonstration "hub" for culm grassland restoration in Cornwall. The project would look to acquire and restore 16 hectares of land adjacent to Greena Moor, in order to create a more long-lasting legacy for this important natural habitat in North Cornwall.