A Living Landscape & Living Seas

The UK's wildlife is in trouble – many species, including favourites such as the hedgehog, house sparrow and water vole are suffering significant and continuing declines. Meadows colourful with wildflowers, hedgerows filled with the calls of farmland birds and the scraping of insects from windscreens in the summer months are increasingly becoming memories. The habitats upon which animals and plants depend have been lost and fragmented, the result of intensification of agriculture and the expansion of our cities, towns and villages, leaving less and less space for nature.

However, the Wildlife Trusts have ambitious plans to turn things around – Living Landscapes. Through the restoration and expansion of remaining sites and the creation of new wild areas, the intention is to create a connected countryside where species are free to move and expand their populations. These Living Landscapes will benefit not only wildlife, but also the people who live in and alongside them.

Explore our project areas

Whilst it can be argued that the whole of Norfolk should be a Living Landscape, NWT has identified a number of priority areas where we will be focussing our efforts. These project areas cover some of our best locations for wildlife, alongside areas where there are notable opportunities to create new habitats. Beyond our shores we are also working to restore Living Seas.