Daniel recently visited the Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) as a guest of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, to discuss a range of issues related to the nature reserve’s habitual development. Dan seen first-hand some of the local partnerships the park is developing related to economic development, especially in regards to local housing. He also discussed wider EU-related biodiversity issues, such as the important role the Birds and Habitats Directives have in underpinning nature conservation.
The area hosts some of the rarest wildlife in the UK, including a host of indigenous British birds. It comprises a mixture of natural deciduous woodland, coniferous plantations, open heathland and the remains of early industry, such as coal mining as well as hosting important local WW1 era
“It was great to visit one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the UK to discuss a range of issues with the RSPB. The RSPB are running a host of exciting local partnerships which are contributing significantly to the local economy. It was good to also discuss wider EU-related biodiversity issues, such as the important role the Birds and Habitats Directives have in underpinning nature conservation. “