A Rocha UK

Foxearth Community Nature Reserve

A Rocha UK will manage Foxearth Nature Reserve for dragonfly and damselfly conservation and to create a biodiverse wetland habitat. We are currently working to create the facilities for school visits and community education. We hope that local people will reconnect and be inspired by nature.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089276)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,500

Amount raised

£16,028

Donations

51

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Dragonflies and damselflies are in great need of help; over a third of the UK's native species are in long-term decline, and very few areas in the UK are managed specifically for their conservation. We have the opportunity to manage a 'hotspot' for these incredible creatures, and without this management, the ponds and wetlands will be taken over by scrub and trees, losing valuable habitat for dragonflies and damselflies.

Solution

Foxearth will be managed to enhance dragonfly and damselfly habitat and to increase the biodiversity of the site. We will be able to provide a home for over 20 species of native UK damselflies and dragonflies - that's nearly 50% of the UK species! Working with the British Dragonfly Society, we will conduct best practice conservation and education on-site.