Your Place in the Landscape - "Functional Ecological Units"


The NIA element of the Meres & Mosses project was funded by Defra to look at the practicalities of delivering landscape-scale conservation on the ground.

This triggered our Wetland & Farm Adviser, Matt Jones, to undertake some specific and detailed thinking around what this means in the unique landscape that is the Meres & Mosses.

The research paper that resulted has recently been published in British Wildlife Click here to download a copy.


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The area of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses combined is the third largest area of raised peat bog in Britain. On average, 1 hectare of peatland can store 10 times more carbon than 1 hectare of woodland

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Harvest mouse haven at Whixall

Boglife and Natural England volunteers lead successful survey for Britain's smallest rodent.


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