Dan visits the Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB)

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

 

Daniel said:

“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. “