The draft third edition of the Biodiversity Action Plan sets an agenda for conservation of wildlife and habitats until 2020. Comments and suggestions on this draft document are needed to ensure the best outcome for wildlife across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
"This version of the Biodiversity Action Plan builds on work undertaken for the last ten years", commented Catherine Collop, Biodiversity Services Officer. "During this time otters have increased in numbers across Lincolnshire, special boxes have provided nesting sites for barn owls, woodland planting targets have been smashed, 7000 hectares of arable field margins have gone into environmental stewardship, and 953 hectares of heathland has been restored."
"Despite this more does need to be done to help all our wildlife survives in to the future and the third edition of the Biodiversity Action Plan has identified priorities and set targets for achieving this. Organisations across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire from local authorities, to charities and individuals were involved in the achievements of the past. Let's build on that for the future, halting declines in species and improving the quality of habitats."
Ten lucky people will get something back for their thoughts! A prize draw for ten bottle-top bird feeders will be drawn at random from all the respondents at the end of the consultation.
Read the document on the Lincolnshire Biodiversity website (lincsbiodiversity.org.uk). There is a short tick box questionnaire or a detailed response form. Or to speak to someone in person visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Tent at the Lincolnshire Show on 22-23 June or email Catherine Collop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release issued by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership.