A bright and shifting future for the UK’s sand dunes

Many of us know and love sand dunes as beautiful coastal landscapes; idyllic backdrops to days spent on the beach or the perfect natural ridges between which to enjoy a sheltered picnic. But dunes are also important biodiversity hotspots. They are a sanctuary for rare species which are perfectly adapted to live in their shifting sands, like the northern dune tiger beetle, natterjack toad, sand lizard and fen orchid.
Sand dunes are listed as one of the most at-risk landscapes across Europe for biodiversity loss and these dune-adapted creatures are now at risk. Dynamic Dunescapes is an exciting and ambitious new project, restoring some of the most important sand dunes in England and Wales for the benefit of people, communities and wildlife.
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