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Biodiversity Hotspot Awards PDF Print E-mail

The Biodiversity Hotspot awards will focus on small areas of Manchester that are not of SBI (Sites of Biological Importance) or LNR (Local Nature Reserve)status, but are nevertheless very important for local biodiversity. Many community groups, friends of groups, schools and businesses spend a great deal of time carrying out practical conservation work to improve local areas and this should be recognised and celebrated.


All sites recommended will be visited and assessed by using the four criteria below and if suitable, successful sites will be awarded Biodiversity Hotspot status and featured on this site.

1. Naturalness
2. Diversity
3. Community involvement
4. Sustainability

A small award will also be given to the group to help further their achievements in looking after Manchesters wildlife. The awards will include wildflower seeds, nest boxes, trees or aquatic plants.

If you would like to recommend a project or site which you think is suitable for a biodiversity award, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it