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 (SBIs) 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 do receive some protection through different policies and they 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 table below lists the names and grades of the sites. To download a map of the location of the SBIs, please click on the pdf below.

 

Site Name

Grade

Ashton Canal (West)

A

Bridle Road Wood & Pond

A

Chorlton Water Park

A

Cotteril Clough

A

Heaton Park Reservoir (East)

A

Railway Sidings at Failsworth

A

Road Cutting at Castle Hill

A

Rochdale Canal (Stott's Lane - Ducie Street Basin)

A

Sunbank Wood

A

Well & Double Woods

A

Barlow Eye

B

Blackcarr Wood & Baguley Bottoms

B

Blackley Forest & Heaton Vale Reservoirs

B

Boardman Brook

B

Chorlton Ees

B

Fletcher Moss

B

Gib Lane Wood

B

Hardy Farm

B

Loonts Lake

B

Nan Nook Wood

B

Reservoirs at Harpurhey

B

Bailey's Wood

C

Big Wood

C

Boggart Hole Clough

C

Bowker Vale Reservoirs

C

Broadhurst Clough

C

Brookdale Clough

C

Brookdale Clough (West)

C

Clayton Vale

C

Lakeside Woodland, Heaton Park

C

Ponds near Manchester Airport Runway

C

Princess Spinney

C

Rose Hill Wood

C

Round Wood

C

Wood near Chapel Lane

C

Wrengate Wood

C

 

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