Today we protect several of the region’s most celebrated wildlife sites, including Thompson Common
, one of NWT’s biodiversity hotspots. Its mosaic of habitats – wet and dry grasslands, hedges, woodland and more than 400 Ice Age pools known as pingos – are precious and support much rare and threatened wildlife.
We have a remarkable opportunity to expand Thompson Common by reconnecting it to adjoining arable and woodland, which we will then restore. A series of arable fields and seminatural woodland – Mere Farm, 42 hectares (104 acres) and Stow Bedon, 11.5 hectares (28.5 acres) – is available to NWT to purchase. We must raise £625,625 in 12 months to secure this land in its entirety.
We have been left an exceptional legacy gift, which means that we now just need a further £200,000
to be able to buy this land.
With your support we could bring the land – including 20.3 hectares of SSSI woodland – into our ownership, protection, and consistent conservation management.