Making space for nature in the Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels were once England’s Okavango Delta. From pelicans to lynx, beavers to sturgeons, it would have teemed with wildlife. While what remains is wonderful, too much is now gone. We will buy land to create space for nature and natural processes, and support the reintroduction of lost species.
Nature will only thrive and be restored if people value it. As we buy land we will work to provide space and opportunities for people to connect with nature, to develop skills and to gain experience of rewilding and restoration. We will keep infrastructure to an absolute minimum – the needs of the wildlife will come first.
While we will focus on rewilding and restoring nature to the countryside, we need to bring nature into the every day lives of our cities. We will support environmentally friendly planning, architecture and design, and urban food production. If the chance arises we will look to develop spaces for nature in the urban environment.
Somerset Wildlands is registered Charity no. 1191953
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