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 AM, 1 August 2016 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059559)


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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




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.


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 grassl