Enhanced natural rewilding

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Partner

The Save Me Trust

Categories

Wilderness
Rewilding
Biodiversity

Background

The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world – we urgently need to create new habitats else we risk losing much of what is remarkable and inspiring about these cherished islands. This project buys land in the UK and works with nature to bring it back to its wild state – creating a permanent home for plant and animal life.

Why did we choose this project?

The Save Me Trust works in the most sensitive way, so that wildlife flourishes – they work with nature, making changes slowly and with a ‘no kill’ policy, so that where there is wildlife, it is preserved.

How does it work?

The Save Me Trust manages private land purchased and protected specifically for this purpose - for example land that was wilderness-deprived commercial forest or farmland. They enhance and create suitable wildflower meadows to support invertebrates; protect the land from hunting; manage and engineer water courses; plant hedgerows that provide cover for a multitude of invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and birds and maintain fallen wood providing homes for stag beetles and other essential bugs all of which provides habitat for foxes, deer, dormice, badgers amongst others.

How do we know it's working?

The first thing The Save Me Trust does is a detailed survey of the land to understand what is already there, so that they can preserve it. They consider any soil types, weather conditions and existing flora and fauna. They research the area to establish a way forward. They then regularly monitor and survey the wildlife on their sites, so that they understand the impact they’re having.

Verified by Pinwheel

28 Feb 2021

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England & Scotland, UK