Thanks to your generosity and a £4 million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, our vision to buy and restore 384 acres of land for wildlife in the Broads National Park is taking flight.
The scale of this opportunity is unprecedented in the Trust's history - in every way. Securing the land purchase means we can begin putting water back in to the landscape, creating a vast new wetland that will attract a spectacular array of wildlife. By 2020 a brand new eco-build visitor centre will welcome visitors from far and wide to the southern gateway of the Broads National Park.
Now we have reached our £1 million match fundraising target it will be tripled by other funding (including Heritage Lottery Fund). Any donations received after reaching £1 million will continue be used to help us transform the landscape and provide a wild experience for future visitors.
So far we’ve raised £1,000,064 - Thank you!
“Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back wildlife in all its splendour”
Sir David Attenborough
Easily recognised by their black head crest, lapwings put on dramatic aerial displays, tumbling through the air, accompanied by their piercing 'peewit' call, which gives them their other, common name.
To nest needs 15,000m2 = £10,000Close
Weighing just 21 grams, these are sparrow-sized birds which live in reedbeds and wetlands. Male birds have a distinctive white collar and 'moustache'.
A pair need 7,500m2 = £5000Close
Water voles have a chubby whiskery face, and are wholly vegetarian, needing luxurious bankside vegetation.
Needs 750m2 = £500Close
Lives on grassland and hunts insects and spider. If threatened they can lose their tail, which keeps wriggling to confuse the predator!
Needs 150m2 = £100Close
One of Britain’s rarest dragonflies, the norfolk hawker is a splendid dragonfly with a striking tan-brown body, green eyes and clear wings. Norfolk hawker needs ditches and dykes in good quality fen and grazing marsh.
Needs 75m2 = £50Close
An underwater predator with grabbing pincers, the water scorpion is found around the shallow edges of marshland. It is not a true scorpion and is a poor swimmer, preferring to move by walking.
Needs 30m2 = £20Close
A great resource that must be protected at all costs. Spent many a happy day down on Carlton Marshes...
£100 – 50m2
This area is so important for the Southern Broads and will increase the marshland joining all these amazing reserves together in the Waveney Valley like Castle Marshes and North Cove. The appeal is very important not only for wildlife which is most the most important part ensuring the area is protected for generations to come but also promoting the Waveney Valley and boosting the local economy as this area has been left out in the past. Please support this appeal it is important for us all.
This is a wonderful project. I hope you get to the £1m soon!
£100 – 50m2
A donation in lieu of a Father's Day present for a much loved father.
£15 – 7.5m2