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Ewan
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Posted: 28 Oct 2003
From http://www.ccw.gov.uk/news/index.cfm?action=Press&ID=529&lang=en

Note the December 1st deadline.

Ewan

27/10/2003 Are you up for a species challenge?    PRACTICAL PROJECTS to conserve rare species will get a ˙600,000 boost from the Countryside Council for Wales over the next three years.

Grants are being offered to voluntary bodies and individuals who want to join the campaign to save WalesĂ rare or declining wildlife species.

There are 175 species in need of conservation care in Wales. The scheme will run from 1 April 2004, but applications need to reach CCW by 1 December 2003. Applicants can submit project proposals covering one, two or three years. There will be a second application round in the Autum of 2004, and a third in the Autumn of 2005.

The projects can range from wildlife surveys and monitoring to practical habitat restoration work. The brown, hare, red squirrel, grey partridge, great crested newt, medicinal leech, wild asparagus, and fen orchid are just some of the better known species on the list.

Dr Malcolm Smith, CCW senior director said: ˘Using our Species Challenge Fund, we want to help voluntary groups and individuals play a bigger part in boosting the populations of important species. Not all of them are rare, but they are all suffering declines.

˘Voluntary groups and individuals are often best placed to manage wildlife projects at a practical and local level. The richness of our natural environment is not something we can take for granted. It needs help. And it is crucial to the economic and social wellbeing of all the people of Wales."

The normal level of support from CCW is 50 per cent. The list of priority species, as well as the species challenge grant forms, is available from Rhian Jones, CCW Grants Unit on (01248) 385500.

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More information: Meinir Wigley, Senior Public Relations Officer, on 07720 428644

NOTE TO EDITORS -
CCW is the GovernmentĂs statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment throughout Wales and its inshore waters. With English Nature and Scottish Natural Heritage, CCW delivers its statutory responsibilities for Great Britain as a whole, and internationally, through the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. More information about CCW is available on the internet - http://www.ccw.gov.uk
For more information about this press release please contact Meinir Wigley
Ewan Shilland
Contract Research Scientist
Environmental Change Research Centre
University College London
herp_adz91
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Joined: 12 Nov 2003
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Posted: 13 Nov 2003

hey would you be able to let my know about any thin like that in the the area of staffordshire wolverhampton(the black country)or around anywhere in the midlands

cheers,

Adam


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