Our biodiversity work is progressed by focusing on one topic each year. The focus rotates between a species, a habitat and a specific activity (e.g. training).
Once the focus has been decided on, a work program for the year is drawn up, and local groups identified to work with to achieve our Biodiversity Action Plan targets. The choice of focus allows us to incorporate local, county and regional targets as well as wider national targets. These targets will all be linked to the species and habitats that have previously been identified as being priorities for Northumbrian Water.
Through our annual focus we aim to involve our employees, the conservation organisations that we already work in partnership with, and other interested groups.
Annual nature focus 2013 – Restored habitats
Our nature focus theme for 2013 will be on restored habitats. Throughout the year we will be raising awareness of habitats which have been restored on our sites. This covers a wide range of habitats and species, with some of the more recent examples including a magnesian limestone grassland being rescued from invading scrub and a pond on site which has been restored and managed for the benefit of Great Crested Newts.
This year’s focus will provide an opportunity to showcase the variety of habitats and wildlife which is present on our sites.
Annual nature focus 2009/10
Annual nature focus 2008/9
Annual nature focus 2007/8 and 2010/11
Annual nature focus 2006/7