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Post Info TOPIC: Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve (NNR)


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Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve (NNR)


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From coal tips to willow tits: post-industrial Greater Manchesters new nature reserve | Walking holidays | The Guardian



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And the official press release from Natural England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vast-former-industrial-sites-set-to-be-one-of-uks-largest-urban-nature-reserves

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Yes Colin, my understanding is that funding will be made available to manage the NNR. There will also be plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in monitoring birds and other wildlife, as well as contributing in other ways to the management of the individual sites, depending on people's skills. If you and anyone else would like to find out more, please drop me a pm and I'll send you the email address of the person at Natural England to contact.

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Excellent, what happens next? Can we now expect investment in the management of the national nature reserve?



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The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve (NNR) was officially declared today by Natural England and becomes Greater Manchester's first NNR. This is great news for biodiversity in GM and for local people, especially those who have carried out surveys and submitted records which have identified the importance of this archipelago of sites for birds and other wildlife.

There is a detailed article on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust's website The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh NNR

Maps of the sites covered by the NNR can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-flashes-of-wigan-and-leigh-national-nature-reserve

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