Chilterns farmer achieves Local Wildlife Site status for Manor Farm
Chilterns based farmer, Andrew Stubbings, has been turning his farm into a stronghold for nature and wildlife for more than 20 years. His farm has recently been designated a ‘Local Wildlife Site’ – a recognition given to the most exceptional and valuable wildlife areas in the UK. Manor Farm is now one of the biggest Local Wildlife Sites in Buckinghamshire, with an impressive 225 hectares of land achieving designation.
ITV Meridian News report on Andrew Stubbing's Local Wildlife Site story
Julia Carey from the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre added “We couldn’t believe the scale of what Andrew has achieved. Field after field of our surveys throwing up so many important rare arable flora and chalk grassland species. Manor farm is a powerful example of how species and habitat conservation can be built into a working landscape, and a great example of how diverse land uses can support rare, threatened and unusual species. Our Panel were extremely impressed by the wildlife recorded on the farm.”
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