National Cycle Network – a haven for wildlife

If you’ve walked or cycled anywhere in the UK, the chances are that you were on the National Cycle Network.
The Network, with its little blue signs, spans the length and breadth of the UK from the Shetland Islands to Land’s End and from East Anglia to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. It’s a vital part of the UK’s infrastructure strategy. It’s a national asset. Sustrans with the support of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Scottish Natural Heritage has been running conservation projects along sections of the National Cycle Network since 2013, called ‘Greener Greenways’.
UK’s single pockets of woodland or grassland surrounded by roads, towns and cities, changing climate and air pollution mean that it’s important to provide habitat connectivity to allow species to disperse, respond to changing environmental conditions, exchange genes and move around safely. Paths on the Network can do just that – improve the connectivity between nature reserves and other important habitats. 

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