Suffolk Broads

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home to a host of unique Broadland species

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

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Focusing on the Waveney Valley in the Suffolk Broads, our aim is to create a rich landscape of wetland habitat from Lowestoft to Beccles.

Lying within the Broads National Park, the area is home to a host of unique Broadland species as well as two internationally-designated sites which are important for over-wintering waders and wildfowl.

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What's happening?

Reconnecting, expanding and buffering wildlife-rich sites will make them less vulnerable to water level changes and will benefit species associated with the dykes and wet marshes.

Our conservation advisors are working with local landowners to secure their support and promote more wildlife-friendly farming practices.

Achieving our 30-year vision involves restoring damaged or neglected habitat and recreating wetland lost to arable farming. Land acquisition will play an important role in this, supported by legacy gifts.

Start date: 2008

Scheme area: 1,750 hectares

Trust reserves within the scheme

Carlton Marshes, Oulton Marshes, Castle Marshes

This scheme is helping species including...

Species unique to the Broads including Norfolk hawker dragonfly, marsh pea, marsh fern and marsh sow-thistle

Current threats to the landscape

Habitat fragmentation

This scheme is also...

Helping wildlife adapt to climate change, improving water quality, reducing flood risk, improving access for people, providing recreation opportunities, encouraging green tourism, providing health benefits, volunteering opportunities and environmental education


Broads Authority, Environment Agency, Natural England, Essex and Suffolk Water, local landowners

To find out more

Email: | Tel: 01473 890089 | Suffolk Broads 

Living Landscapes

Find out more about our Living Landscape conservation work - targeting areas for landscape-scale nature conservation  and transforming places for people and wildlife.

Farming & wildlife

Find out more about our farmland conservation work with farmers and landowners, and on our own wildlife-friendly demonstration farms.