£99,000 has been awarded to the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the Tamar Valley AONB team to determine the value of nature-based services in its protected landscape.
Funding has been secured from the Environment Agency’s Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund enabling this 12 month long groundbreaking project to progress in the Tamar Valley. The aim is to calculate the worth of nature-based goods and services at four sites across the Tamar Valley AONB, and to build a business case and encourage private-sector investment.
The project will focus on Calstock and South Hooe, where valuable intertidal and associated habitat is currently being created or restored, and Wacker Quay and Haye Farm, both of which have strong potential for further habitat improvement.
The project will begin in Autumn 2021 with the first phases of research and contacting of potential investors. There will be plenty of opportunities for the community to get involved as the project progresses and makes contact with land owners, land managers and community groups involved in caring for these special habitats.
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