Packham backs Brecks conservation

The WREN Biodiversity Action Fund has awarded £126,485 for restoration of important wildlife habitat in the Norfolk Brecks.

The Breckland area is home to a unique assemblage of threatened moths such as the Basil Thyme Case-bearer and the Lunar Yellow Underwing.

Sam Ellis, Head of Regions at Butterfly Conservation said: "It's vital that this habitat and the wildlife that rely on it are looked after. We have already seen great results from land management projects in the Eastern region and thanks to this funding we can do more to help endangered species."

WREN is a not for profit business that awards grants to community projects across the UK on behalf of Waste Recycling Group (WRG). The organisation has committed £10 million over the next five years to biodiversity projects, to help redress the balance of nature by expanding, recovering and conserving habitats.

Chris Packham launched the scheme earlier this year. He said: "This is a fabulous scheme which puts substantial and much-needed sums of real money into real conservation and targets it at intelligent projects which seek to protect and enhance the UK's natural biodiversity - superb."

Volunteers are needed to carry out scrub management as well as surveying and monitoring butterflies and moths. If you would like to find out more please contact Sharon Hearle on 01638 731648.