How can we begin to create a 'local nature recovery map' to help plan strategic activity to restore, buffer and link sites that are important for nature to create resilient and functional networks of places for nature?
The map brings together the existing nature network areas and proposed corridor mapping with habitat opportunity area mapping.
The map shows:
the most highly ranked areas of mainland Cornwall in terms of biodiversity and selected ecosystem services - corresponding to ~25% of the total land area;
strategic habitat creation/restoration opportunities for woodland, wetland and heathland;
other corridor-creation opportunities for linking-up high value areas and improving their connectivity.
The nature recovery network area corresponds to approximately 40% of the total land in mainland Cornwall.