Local Nature Recovery Strategy
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has been appointed by DEFRA to produce a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for the city region.
“Over the past few decades, we’ve seen the precious habitats and ecosystems of some of our native species left exposed to both human activity and the effects of climate change – and the results are alarming. With so much of our country’s wildlife and natural biodiversity at risk, these fragile ecosystems need to be protected more than ever.
Wildlife is something to be cherished and protected for future generations, so we’re taking decisive action to start to tackle the decline of wildlife across our region. How fantastic would it be, for example, to see our famous red squirrel population growing again?
Our residents deserve to live in a greener, cleaner city region with thriving green spaces on their doorstep and protecting and sustaining our natural world will be key to achieving that ambition. While we’re only at the beginning of this journey, I’m confident we can start to make a really positive difference.”
Preparation of the Liverpool City Region LNRS is underway. The Combined Authority is working with our six local authorities, as supporting authorities to the LNRS, on phase one mapping of existing areas of importance for nature in the Liverpool City Region. We are also working closely with a technical group of local experts and have support from our Local Nature Partnership in an advisory role.A public engagement survey has been carried out, allowing the public to have their say on their priorities for nature across the City Region and this will feed into our biodiversity priority setting for the strategy. The survey has now closed, however if you are a farmer, land manager or representative of an organisation and would like to get involved, please get in touch via the LNRS inbox.
If you’d like to get in touch about the LNRS,
you can contact [email protected]
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