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The GCV Green Network is delighted to announce the launch of Clyde Grasslands, a project aimed at boosting grassland habitats for wildlife across the Region.

Clyde Grasslands will help to restore some of the 97% of species rich grasslands lost since the 1940’s in the UK, by creating and restoring wildflower meadows and linking them up through greenspaces, road verges and farmland.

On the ground delivery will be guided by recently completed grassland opportunity mapping analysis, funded by Nature Scot’s Nature Restoration Fund, which has identified key locations for grassland protection, management and expansion.


97% of grasslands and wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1940's in the UK.

Rory McLeod, Development Officer for the GCV Green Network said, “By working with a wide range of partners, including landowners, farmers, local authorities and business, we can help reverse the decline of pollinators through restoration of grassland habitat.”

“This is crucial if we are to help restore nature and create pathways for wildlife to move across the land.  The role grasslands also play in storing and sequestering carbon means Clyde Grasslands will be a vital part of our response to both the Climate and Nature Emergencies”

Clyde Grasslands is part of the Green Network suite of habitat projects which emerged from the Blueprint (launched in 2019).  Other habitat projects launched to date are the Clyde Climate Forest and Clyde Peatlands projects, with Clyde Wetlands (aimed at wetland restoration) currently in development.

To learn more about this project, including future plans please see our recent blog for NatureScot and also follow us @GCVGreenNetwork @ClydeGrasslands

 

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