Avon Wildlife Trust

Warleigh Wildlife & Nature Reserve

Now more than ever, we must secure the future of wildlife, ecology and biodiversity. AWT has successfully purchased two pieces of land with huge potential for biodiversity. Help us connect and integrate these 41 acres to create a flagship nature reserve so local wildlife can thrive in perpetuity.

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

Registered Charity in England and Wales (280422)

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Campaign target

£15,000

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Location

Situation

England’s wildlife areas no longer provide a connected or resilient ecological network. Increased development, changes in farming practice, and increasing population have resulted in the environment becoming fragmented: landscapes are cut up and wildlife cut off. Habitats exist like islands, trapping wildlife. As a result, our wildlife cannot cope with the increasing challenges of climate-change and development. The wildlife we love is now in serious decline and facing an uncertain future.

Solution

This project will create a NEW Nature Reserve. It will cover all activity needed to connect and restore 41 hectares of adjacent land in poor condition to transform it into a resilient ecosystem. Comprising wetland, ancient woodland, river, scrub, & rare calcareous grassland, this mosaic of habitats will benefit pollinators, breeding birds, threatened bats & rare plants. The project will result in a bigger, connected, wildlife-rich, ecological network + welcome people to take action for nature.