Wild About Manchester

manchesters biodiversity strategy

 

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How to make a bird box

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Nestboxes are excellent substitutes for the holes found in old trees,
and are an excellent way of encouraging birds into your garden.

To find out how to make your own check out our “How To” Guides!

Peregrine Falcon Update

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In the heart of Manchester, an amazing wildlife spectacle is taking place. A family of peregrines
has made its home high above the city’s bustling streets. These agile birds of prey are the fastest
birds in the world, reaching speeds of up to 180 mph in vertical dives. When they’re not catching
prey to feed their chicks, the city’s new residents can be seen perched on ledges of the tallest buildings.

How to create a wildlife pond

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Pond creation is a great way of attracting wildlife into your back garden, school or park. Even the smallest amount of water is greatly benefical as a place to drnik, take refuge or breed. Take a look at our how to guids to find out more…

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Sites of Biological Importance PDF Print E-mail

 

Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs)

Sites of Biological Importance (SBI) is the name given to the most important non-statutory sites for nature conservation in Manchester and provides a means of protecting sites that are of local interest and importance.

SBIs have no legal protection, but must be taken into consideration by the planning authority when planning applications affect the site. Sites are selected using a number of attributes that include; habitat type, diversity and rarity of the species present, and the sites naturalness. The Greater Manchester Ecology Unit currently classifies Sites of Biological Importance.

The list below provides the names and grades of the sites. To download a map of the location of the SBIs, please click on the pdf below. Please note the map is indicative, and does not include all SBIs.

pdf-icon  Sites of Biological Importance

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Rochdale Canal (Stott’s Lane – Ducie Street Basin)

A

Ashton Canal (West)

A

Chorlton Water Park

A

Heaton Park Reservoir (East)

A

Bridle Road Wood & Pond

A

Boardman Brook

C

Wood near Chapel Lane

A

Sunbank Wood

A

Well & Double Woods

A

Cotteril Clough

B

Boggart Hole Clough

B

Railway Sidings at Failsworth

B

Chorlton Ees

B

Blackcarr Wood & Baguley Bottoms

B

Clayton Vale

B

Loonts Lake

B

Fletcher Moss

C

Blackley Forest & Heaton Vale Reservoirs

C

Road Cutting at Castle Hill

C

Barlow Eye

B

Reservoirs at Harpurhey

B

Bowker Vale Reservoirs

B

Gib Lane Wood

B

Nan Nook Wood

C

Ponds near Manchester Airport Runway

C

Round Wood

C

Big Wood

C

Rose Hill Wood

C

Lakeside Woodland, Heaton Park

C

Hardy Farm

C

Bailey’s Wood

C

Brookdale Clough

C

Broadhurst Clough

C

Princes Spinney

C

Park Wood

C

Wrengate Wood

C

Bank bridge meadow

C

Painswick Park Meadow