Shared Prosperity Funding is being used to deliver additional activities through National Highway’s Green Ribs project. Cornwall Wildlife Trust hopes to tackle decreasing biodiversity within the county by:
- Creating and enhancing habitat areas for wildlife
- Improving the quality, condition and connectivity of landscape features in Cornwall
- Mitigating severance impacts of the A30 by creating stronger habitat connections, safely channelling wildlife away from the road.
Martyn Alvey, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment & Climate Change, said: “It’s great news that the Green Ribs project has secured further funding to continue delivery, creating vitally important habitat down the spine of Cornwall. Cornwall Council has declared an ecological emergency in a bid to tackle the decline of wildlife and nature, which works alongside the plan to help Cornwall become carbon neutral by 2030.
Tom Shelley, Conservation Manager for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: “Continued investment in the Green Ribs project helps grow habitats and protect existing nature networks. This is helping restore biodiversity and also allows neighbouring landowners to have a combined positive impact in the long term. This is a key part of the Trust’s strategic plan for at least 30% of Cornwall’s land and sea to be connected, recovering and protected for nature by 2030.”
For more information about the Green Ribs project, please follow this link