Welcome to the Meres and Mosses website

The Meres & Mosses of Shropshire and Cheshire are a forgotten mosaic of wetlands, important for some of the rarest wildlife in the UK.

Funders, including UK government and the Heritage Lottery Fund, have funded an ambitious programme to improve the value of this landscape for the people and wildlife living in and around it through the implementation of a Nature Improvement Area and a Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Nearly £2m has been awarded to engage communities, raise awareness, conserve and restore key habitats and support landowners to conserve and protect our special wildlife.  

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Otters make local farm their home

Winston Farm near Ellesmere has become a wildlife hotspot.


Photo competition winners announced!

The winning entries of the first Meres and Mosses Photo Competition were selected at Merefest by members of the public.

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Meres and Mosses Academic Forum 2016

The Meres and Mosses Forum is a professional conference for researchers and practitioners who are interested in lowland peat-based ecosystems and their place in...

Find out how the project is working with and supporting land managers to deliver an improved environment.

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