Led by Cornwall wildlife trust and part of the Upstream thinking project, Wild Penwith aims to create a ‘living landscape’ on the Penwith Peninsula. A living landscape is a landscape that is restored for wildlife and people. As the West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) came to an end in 2012, the landscape was left vulnerable and landowners were left without any financial support to maintain the environment.

The Wild Penwith project was set up to fill this gap, and aims to improve the network of wetland and heathland habitats within the working agricultural landscape whilst maintaining good water quality across the three river catchments. Wild Penwith will also provide benefits for farmers, with participation in agri-environment schemes, lower costs as a result of reduced farm inputs and increased opportunities for wildlife tourism

To keep up to date with this project, find the Wild Penwith project website here.


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