Crayfish monitoring
(Photo credit: Martin Pugh)
Since 2004, the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership has supported a wide range of projects, designed to help implement high priority recommendations in the county’s Habitat and Species Action Plans. Recent activities have included:

  • The designation of new County Wildlife Sites, including habitat surveys and the preparation of citations;
  • Surveys of Norfolk’s orchards, chalk reefs and soft cliffs;
  • Fen restoration;
  • The translocation of silver-studded blue butterflies to a new heathland site;
  • Surveys of native and non-native crayfish in the Thet, Glaven, Babingley and Gaywood Rivers;
  • The organisation of “Wild about Norfolk”, a community wildlife event which typically attracts several thousand participants each year;
  • The restoration and creation of wet woodlands;
  • A comprehensive audit of the biodiversity of the Brecks, which has not only highlighted the critical conservation importance of this area, but also, led to new and innovative recommendations for management.

Buglife cliff survey
(Photo credit: Andrew Whitehouse)

More information about many of these projects can be found in the Publications section of the website.

The Biodiversity Partnership welcomes new project ideas and proposals. If you would be interested in applying for a grant, a copy of the application form can be downloaded here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Biodiversity Co-ordinator for a discussion before applying.