£1 million wetland to be created on the Norfolk Broads

All posts relating to environmental issues of the Broads.
Post Reply
tony

£1 million wetland to be created on the Norfolk Broads

Post by tony » June 3rd, 2017, 11:26 am

Its a little out of date, early May 2017 - this was on the Anglia ITV Website and makes interesting reading for Birders and those interested in the environment alongside the broads

The newly purchased land sits alongside Breydon Water and Berney Marshes Credit: RSPB

A new one million pound wetland will be built in the Norfolk Broads over the next few years.

An area the size of 100 football pitches will be created to home vulnerable birds and wildlife.

The new wetland will provide suitable breeding conditions for wading birds such as lapwings, avocets, redshanks and yellow wagtails. It will also provide a feeding ground for thousands of migrant birds looking to refuel after a long flight.

The RSPB says the project will help create homes for new species as they move to the Broads.

"Wildlife needs space to roam, and this new area of nature reserve will create a vital stepping stone for our wild residents to make a home in other parts of the Broads and provide a feeding ground for thousands of migrant birds looking to refuel after a long flight.

Through this work we are looking forward to continuing on the area's legacy as a crucial safe haven for some of the UK's most vulnerable birds and wildlife."

– Mark Smart, RSPB



User avatar
Terry
Posts: 147
Joined: May 23rd, 2017, 9:38 pm

Re: £1 million wetland to be created on the Norfolk Broads

Post by Terry » June 13th, 2017, 2:51 am

Interesting article apart from the "An area the size of 100 football pitches..." line. I hate it when journalists patronise me and try to explain things in terms they think I'd understand - like football. I'm a big boy; just tell me in actual units of measurement; I'll work it out...
Seriously, though, good news for the local environment and tourism.
I've got wild staring eyes, and I've got a strong urge to fly ... but I've got nowhere to fly to

Post Reply