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Planning permission sought for major new wildlife habitat on the Tees Estuary, UK

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A planning application to create important new habitat for birds on the Tees Estuary has been submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council by the Environment Agency.

 

The £2.3 million scheme to create 22 hectares of inter-tidal saltmarsh and mudflat at Greatham Creek will compensate for the loss of similar habitats across the Tees Estuary  - and also at Redcar - which will be lost over time due to rising sea levels.

 

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BBC countryfile looks at Restoring River Wiggles

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Ellie is at Knepp Castle Estate near West Grinstead learning how ones man’s passion for ecology is changing the face of the local landscape. She discovers how the unusual ‘re-wilding’ project is also improving the condition of the River Adur. Ellie also learns that restoring the natural meanders will greatly improve local wildlife habitats whilst helping reduce the wider risk of flooding.

River improvements benefit wildlife in Sheffield, England

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Environment Agency staff have been working on the River Sheaf in Sheffield to help improve habitat for fish and aquatic life.

Contractors have been working near Heeley Bridge, removing one of the weirs and constructing a channel to make it easier for fish to navigate up the river in low flows.

 

Environment Agency opens up River Severn for salmon

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Salmon and other fish can swim the full length of the River Severn, thanks to a project to open up the river. The Environment Agency opened up the final 15km (nine miles) stretch by removing weirs and building a fish pass at Felindre Mill, near Llanidloes.

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