Tame Valley Wetlands Partnership

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The Tame Valley Wetlands Partnership was set up in 2005 to deliver large area conservation throughout the Tame Valley Living Landscape area, between Birmingham and Tamworth, covering 9,500 hectares (95km² area). In 2014 the area was increased to 104km².

The Partnership’s vision is ‘to create a wetland landscape rich in wildlife and accessible to all’, helping organisations, landowners and local communities work together to create an important wildlife corridor through the West Midlands, which will be valued by local people and visited as a key wildlife tourism destination.

The work of the Partnership shows that conservation and enhancement of biodiversity can go hand-in-hand with social and economic regeneration. There is increasing public recognition of the wider benefits of naturally functioning floodplains and their role in flood control, including enhanced protection for settlements downstream, the maintenance of a diverse and rich landscape and the restoration and re-creation of lost wetland biodiversity.

By organisations, landowners and communities working together, the Partnership aims to enhance the ecological and socio-economic value of the Tame Valley and increase habitat connectivity across Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Birmingham. This can be achieved by enhancing, restoring and creating new wetland habitat, which will enable wildlife to survive the impacts of natural and man-made events and adapt to the effects of climate change, with this ultimate vision of creating a wetland landscape rich in wildlife and accessible to all.

With this vision as a driver, the Partnership gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop and deliver the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The Partnership is led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and supported by a large number of organisations, including Government Agencies, Local Councils and Non-Governmental Organisations and charities. We would welcome more organisations to join the Partnership, especially local community / interest groups. Currently, organisations on the Partnership include (in alphabetical order):

Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust, Canal & River Trust, Curdworth Parish Council, Environment Agency, Heart of England Community Foundation, Lea Marston Parish Council, Natural England, North Warwickshire Borough Council, North Warwickshire Volunteer Centre, RSPB, Severn Trent Water, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Tamworth Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council, West Midland Bird Club and The Woodland Trust.
 

For more information on the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership, please contact:

 Gina Rowe, Living Landscapes Manager
 024 7630 8976
 gina.rowe@wkwt.org.uk

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Tame Valley Wetland Partnership Report 20112.7 MB
Tame Valley Leaflet1.47 MB