Our UK Projects

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Recent UK Projects Trees for Life - Allt Na Muic Woodland Restoration Project Trees for Life - Glen Affric - Caledonian Forest restoration Woodland Trust - Woods on your doorstep - Tramlines, Springfield Copse and Wantley Dragon Wood  Save our Squirrels Save our Squirrels Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Mossland Restoration Project Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - The Blue Butterfly Scheme Wildlife Trust (BCNP) - Old Sulehay habitat protection Oxfordshire Woodland Project - Pruning workshop Butterfly Conservation - Grafton Wood Restoration - The Brown Hairstreak Butterfly The Woodland Trust - Woodland Creation in The Vale of Glamorgan Devon Wildlife Trust - Ash Moor habitat restoration Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - Blakehill airfield habitat restoration RSBP - House sparrows in schools Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - Water Vole Conservation Project - London wetlands Centre Barnes Kent Wildlife Trust - Lydden and Temple Ewell Hedgerow project Dorset Wildlife Trust - Purchase of Winfrith Heath: SSSI Sussex Wildlife Trust - Ebernoe Common habitat protection Scottish Native Woods - Restoring and managing Riparian Woodlands

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Sundew growing in restored mossland at Redmoss SSI. Photo: © LWT 


Mossland Restoration Project

Mosslands are one of Europe rarest and most threatened habitats. Since c.1850 the area of mossland in the UK has fallen 94% to only 6000 hectares. In England only 500 hectares now remain. Prior to this decline the Northwest of England supported a large proportion of the entire UK mossland though much of the resource has now been lost through conversion to high grade agricultural land or extraction for the horticultural industry. The Mossland Rescue program aims to halt the massive loss within the region initially concentrating on 5 sites restoring and enhancing 98ha of mossland and associated habitat around Lancashire, Bolton and Greater Manchester. The water vole is one of many species for whom mosslands provide vital habitat. Restore's funding was directed at the creation and protection of these water vole habitats through installing dams to increase water levels. The donation also funded some species monitoring activity in the area.


Of all the trees that grow so fair,
Old England to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun,
Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Rudyard Kipling
A Tree Song