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    Dragonqueen wrote:
    Great way to stop the road kill is ban sat nav that take people down roads that they would not normal even think about, and as the project is about ponds, rivers and woodlands where car don't normal go think this is great would love to help with this project how do you voluenteer to help with this?
    The animals have been involved in accidents since decades before the advent of Sat-Nav. Reducing the speed limit hasn't had any effect at all on the numbers and you have to ask why the narrow twisting roads through the Beaulieu Estate used to be protected by cattle grids which were removed to allow the animals to wander along these dangerous roads. Replacing these grids would have a positive effect but the greater good is served by making the whole road network accessible to animals and rely on the anti-motorist argument when the animals pay the price. Hundreds if not thousands of animals will die before the growing number of people like Ospreysaint manage to convince the Commoners that they are living in the 21st century not the 18th."
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£45K boost for wildlife project

£45K boost for wildlife project

£45K boost for wildlife project

First published in New Forest

A NEW campaign to protect wildlife in the New Forest has received a £45,000 boost.

The National Park Authority (NPA) has obtained a grant towards the cost of developing community wildlife plans with the help of parish councils and other organisations.

The plans will identify habitats such as ponds, rivers and woodland – and the species that live in them.

An NPA spokesman said: “The aim is to help residents better understand the importance of where they live and how changes in wildlife management and restoration projects will enhance these areas.

“Godshill, Hordle, Landford, Marchwood , Milford on Sea, New Milton and West Wellow have been chosen as pilot areas.

“In each area community wildlife champions will receive training from a project officer.

“They will work with the Land Advice Service, leading survey work and becoming local experts on natural environment issues.”

The grant has come from the Rural Development Programme for England.

Kathryn Boler, the NPA’s external funding officer, said the project would help residents protect key habitats and species.

“It is a great opportunity for people with an interest in wildlife to get involved and find out what is on their doorstep.”

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