The Planning for Real Unit is delighted to be working with The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWTC) and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on the four year £1.25m EU Life+ funded Waders for Real project. This is a pioneering project to reverse the decline in lapwing numbers in the Avon Valley
The aim of the Waders for Real project is to increase the breeding success of lapwings and redshank, so that more young are fledged and numbers of breeding pairs start to increase. It is hoped that wader population recovery will be demonstrated through innovative site management and novel stakeholder engagement. The project will involve the trial, monitoring, evaluation, adaptation and implementation of the ‘Planning for Real’ approach for the sustainable delivery of conservation actions.