Local Wildlife Trusts are working with people and organisations across the region to improve wildlife habitats. We won’t achieve healthy habitats and clean rivers without the active engagement of multiple stakeholders, including local communities, landowners, farmers, NGOs and water companies.
Wessex Water and the Wildlife Trusts are part of Catchment Partnerships in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset, which bring together a range of organisations working collaboratively at a river catchment scale to deliver improvements to local water environments.
Wessex Water has a long tradition of wildlife conservation work and is continually adapting to meet the many challenges facing the habitats and species within our region. We are focusing on four key themes to help conserve and enhance biodiversity, including:
- our Partners Programme which provides funding for projects carried out by wildlife organisation
- environmental assessment work which sets out how to avoid or mitigate any impact to the environment from sites or operations
- conservation, access, recreation work which involves enhancing biodiversity as a landowner
- catchment biodiversity work which aims to find both wildlife and water quality solutions to problems across catchments.