‘High-impact’ wildlife projects aim to restore habitats across England

‘High-impact’ wildlife projects aim to restore habitats across England

Funding for offshore kelp forest, butterflies, beavers and wetlands among other schemes will help address climate crisis

Restoring a kelp forest off the Sussex coast, creating new habitat for heat-sensitive butterflies and connecting fractured wetlands for the reintroduction of beavers are among 12 new projects receiving funding to help the UK tackle climate change, the Wildlife Trusts has announced.

Planting new seagrass pastures in the Solent, expanding salt marshes on the Essex coast and restoring peatlands in Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Somerset are some of the “high-impact” schemes that the nature charity said will help mitigate the impact of global heating on land and at sea.

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