Nature reserves have won funding to help with their conservation and improvement.
Funding for many Wildlife Trust projects has been granted by Biffa Award and Charitable Trusts – two of these highly important Bedfordshire projects are summarised.
The Marvellous Meadows project has helped protect and enhance biodiversity at seven lowland meadow nature reserves in Bedfordshire through the development of an effective £47,800 grazing programme, including Sharnbrook Summit, Wymington Meadow, Arlesey Old Moat and Glebe Meadows, Fancott Meadow SSSI, Old Warden Tunnel, The Riddy and Flitwick Moor SSSI.
The Felmersham at Fifty project work began in November 2011 with a grant of £18,000.
This has helped improve biodiversity at Felmersham SSSI in its anniversary year, enhancing the condition of four Biodiversity Action Plan Priority habitats open water, ponds, wet woodland and lowland meadow and protecting rare species of plants and invertebrates.