Suffolk Wildlife Trust has the chance to buy and restore 384 acres of land for wildlife in the Broads National Park. The land links up three nature reserves that are home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife.
This is the biggest nature reserve purchase we have ever undertaken. The land costs £3 million and we still need to raise £1 million - so every £1 you give will be tripled by other funding (most importantly our approach to the Heritage Lottery Fund).
With your help we can create a wild landscape for nature.
So far we’ve raised £758,188 - 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
Such a great aim and well done to those who started this project
£10 – 5m2
It is important that we protect and manage our remaining wild areas for future generations.
£100 – 50m2
Really exciting project, we need more land left for nature to manage itself, for the health of us and the health of the world.
£10 – 5m2
Hopefully if all goes to plan, I'm sure in the future TV shows like BBC Springwatch will probably be filmed at Carlton Marshes making it a Nationally known wildlife haven. Good luck with the appeal!