Suffolk Broads cpt Steve Aylward
home to a host of unique Broadland species
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
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.
Virtual tour by Mike McFarlane
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
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
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