We are also introducing woodland areas at our sites. These woodlands have been planted with native species such as ash, oak, birch and alder.
We hope these woodlands will attract a wide variety of birds including finches and swifts; animals such as hedgehogs and squirrels; and insects like bees and butterflies.
Biodiversity conservation and agricultural development are co-dependent. At the genetic, species and farming systems levels, biodiversity provides valuable ecosystem services and functions for agricultural production. It is the connection between raising the productivity of crops and livestock while safeguarding niches of the environment.
It is our biodiversity corridors which will enable agricultural systems to become more intense without losing out on biodiversity. We hope these biodiversity corridors will have a real and positive impact on our local environment.