To meet our responsibilities, we have a biodiversity strategy, which outlines the work we do on our sites and across the region.
We protect wildlife in a number of ways:
- we own 47 sites that are protected by law because they’re teeming with wildlife. Their total area equates to 146,000 tennis courts and includes: Tetney Blow Wells, Lincolnshire, Rutland Water, Rutland and Newbourne Springs, Suffolk
- construction projects are carefully planned to avoid and minimise harm to wildlife
- our sites are surveyed so we know what wildlife we need to protect
- to help wildlife across the region, we work in partnership with organisations like the Wildlife Trust, Keep Britain Tidy and the British Trust for Ornithology
- we fund projects on individual species including the osprey, nightingale and pool frog.
By working with environmental charities we benefit from their local expertise and skills that these organisation have, whilst getting best value for money.
Many of our sites are managed in part by the Wildlife Trust: