As nature continues to face significant pressures, threatening important ecosystems, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves provide important havens where wildlife can thrive. These 58 nature reserves, consisting of more than 5,500 acres or protected land, are home to a variety of important habitats that are increasingly at risk, including; internationally rare heathland, species-rich grassland, ancient woodland, and wetlands such as peatland (a vital resource in the fight against climate change).
Protecting, restoring, and enhancing these habitats to ensure they are in the best possible condition for wildlife is a vital part of the solution for reversing nature’s decline. Cornwall Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant of £618,200 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund; a multi-million pound fund to create green jobs and contribute to nature’s recovery.
“Cornwall’s stunning landscapes and magnificent seas can mask the hard truth that nature is in crisis. Within our own lifetimes, we have seen the natural world transform, with a few species that can live alongside humans seeming to thrive, while other species that we, our parents or our grandparents remember from our childhoods seeming to dwindle or disappear altogether. The need for nature’s recovery is urgent.” Carolyn Cadman, Chief Executive, Cornwall Wildlife Trust