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Land For Nature

£914 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 8 months
What's the problem?

Cornwall was once full of meadows bursting with a gorgeous variety of flowering plants, supporting butterflies, insects, farmland birds and other wildlife.
But since the 1930s, over 99% of these so-called 'unimproved grasslands', have been lost.
Modern intensive farming  has resulted in decreasing biodiversity.
Housing  development encroaches further and further into the countryside in Cornwall.  

What will we do?

Our project will show how communities  can work together to preserve and enhance green space before it is too late. 

We  will create a refuge for wildlife.

Traditional orchards, added to the UK Biodiversity Action Plan as recently as 2007, are finally being recognised as vital refuges for wildlife, as well as significant to the local character of our landscape. 
Our new orchard will, within a short time, create an ideal refuge for birds and other wildlife , creating a wildlife sanctuary near to the wetlands of Marazion Marsh. 
We will plant a wildlife habitat, of native vegetation, allowing for the movement of animals and the continuation of viable populations.

We will plant native trees to manage as coppice.

Managing coppiced woodland has been practised for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Much of the wildlife in these woodlands has adapted to the coppice being cut on a regular rotation. The additional light reaching the ground, and the variety of ages of trees in the woodland provide a wonderful mosaic habitat for a large number of species.

We will manage the land as a Community Resource

Small groups from the local communities will interact with the land through volunteering and by sharing in traditional rural crafts and outdoor art activities.



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