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Dormouse monitoring

The Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is one of our rarest and most endearing native mammals. It has become locally extinct in several counties in the UK within the last hundred years. The demise of dormouse populations is mainly due to loss of habitat and changes in silvicultural practice, such as large scale reduction of traditional…

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28th November 2012

Agri-environment schemes

Agri-environment schemes are agreements that pay farmers or landowners to farm or manage their land in an environmentally sensitive manner. Over the years there have been numerous schemes and two which apply to South West Lakes Trust are the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (now closed) and the Environmental Stewardship Scheme which came into place in 2005.…

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28th November 2012

Bats project

The UK has 17 different species of bat which are found in a variety of habitats, although most importantly they need shelter, water and insects to survive. A good source of information is the Bat Conservation Trust: visit their website to find out more www.bats.org.uk All UK bats are protected by law (including their roosts)…

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28th November 2012

Biodiversity project

In 2008 a Biodiversity Officer was employed to support the conservation team and to work specifically on a two-year Biodiversity Project funded by South West Water and the Trust. The project focused on one BAP species, the Otter at five key sites (Roadford, Lower Tamar, Lopwell, Venford and College) and five BAP habitats – •…

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28th November 2012

Successful re-opening of College Lake Nature Reserve

On 12 September South West Lakes Trust celebrated the re-opening of College Lake Nature Reserve and its western footpath. Closed to public access for over twelve years due to inaccessible paths the site is now open for local residents and visitors alike to enjoy. College is a quiet site with a variety of habitats including…

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28th November 2012