With its rivers, canals, parks and trees, Manchester is a magnet to all sorts of creatures which go unnoticed by many people living and working there. Urban nature lovers will no longer have to look exclusively to the countryside for their nature kicks, when they realise there is wonderful wildlife bounding all around them.
In the past couple of years, badgers and otters have been reported in the city centre and the peregrine falcon, the worlds fastest creature, nests on roofs of tall buildings. Many kinds of plants and animals live in the wider city, side by side with thousands of people.
Now, with My Wild City, we will have opportunities to learn more about the importance of Manchester as a home and corridor for many species to move around and breed.
My Wild City is a partnership between the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and Manchester City Council and their partners. Together they will develop and deliver an exciting new 10-year vision for biodiversity in the city.