Report outlines pathways for nature recovery in and around Cambridge city

A new report prepared by the Wildlife Trust and Cambridge Past Present and Future, highlights the best opportunities to create new habitats and large-scale natural green spaces in and around the city of Cambridge for the benefit of people and nature.

A Nature Recovery Network is a joined-up system of places important for wild plants and animals, on land and at sea. It allows plants, animals, seeds, nutrients and water to move from place to place and enables the natural world to adapt to change. It provides plants and animals with places to live, feed and breed.

The Cambridge Nature Network consists of individual nature parks, nature reserves and farm habitats, linked together by nature-friendly farmland and wildlife-rich towns and villages. The network is based around the remaining fragments of high-quality wildlife habitats, and opportunities for enlarging and linking these high value habitats have been identified in discussion with environmental charities, farmers, colleges and other landowners.

The Cambridge Nature Network is one of six landscape-scale priority areas identified by Natural Cambridgeshire, and the report sets out how Cambridge can make its contribution to the shared ambition of “Doubling Nature” for Cambridgeshire.

Copies of the full and summary reports can be found here.