Manchester's Nature Recovery Network
Led by the My Wild City team we are developing a Local Nature Recovery Network which will help to make Manchester a world class, liveable city for both people and wildlife alike.
What is a Local Nature Recovery Network?
In order for nature to thrive, we need it to be bigger, better and more joined up.
Nature reserves alone cannot meet the needs of wildlife or our communities. To achieve that, we also need to protect and improve the many other places where wildlife lives – like gardens and parks – and ensure that these areas are linked up, creating stepping stones that will allow wildlife to safely move between them.
How will we put nature back into recovery in Manchester?
Working with the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit we are looking in detail at where the different wild places are situated across Manchester, as well the distribution of a number of different plant and animal species. This information will be used to help us create a Nature Recovery Network map for the city which will identify priority habitats and wildlife corridors.
We are also:
- Working with Manchester City Council to produce a new Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the city.
- Producing clear work plans for Sites of Biological Importance in Manchester.
- Running regular volunteer work parties at these sites. Join Team WILD!
- Inspiring people about the wildlife on their doorstep with our My Wild City project and encouraging people to take action by getting involved in our My Wild Garden campaign.
- Looking at nature's recovery at a neighbourhood level with our North Manchester Nature Network
Meet some of our star species!
These are just a few of the species that are helping us to put nature back into recovery in Manchester.