The Great Fen Project
16 Sep 2008
The Great Fen Project ñ one of the most exciting habitat restorationprojects in the UK ñ will eventually create a 3,700hectare wetland between the two districts of Huntingdon andPeterborough in Cambridgeshire.
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The Great Fen Project ñ one of the most exciting habitat restoration projects ever undertaken in the UK ñ will eventually create a 3,700 hectare wetland between the two districts of Huntingdon and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. It will connect up two National Nature Reserves ñ Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen, to create a massive site with huge conservation and socioeconomic benefits.
The project is impressive in its ambition and vision, as it aims to combine nature conservation with tourism and other local income-generating activities. It could also play a strategic role by storing winter water for the households, farms and businesses who depend on the area. When complete, the reserve will include visitor centres, boat moorings and cycle paths.
This internationally important site will be a living’ landscape with a thriving and prosperous human population. It will provide future generations an opportunity to experience fenland landscapes, habitats and species, that would otherwise have been lost forever.
Contact: Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire,
The Manor House, Broad Street,
Great Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB3 6DH
Tel: +44 (0)1954 713513
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