Woodland Bird Priority Areas England 2010

This data supported prioritisation of England Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG) from 2010 in three regions - East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The data defines where applicants were eligible for grant aid in support of reversing the decline in woodland bird species in England.

· Woodland bird populations have been in steady decline since the 1970s with 33 species falling by 20% over the last 25 years

· Wild birds are considered a good indicator of the general state of the health of the wider environment

· The reasons for this decline are many but changes in woodland structure from long term under-management is thought to be a key factor.

Together with the RSPB, The Woodland Birds Project aimed to reverse this decline by providing financial support to landowners and managers to improve woodland habitat for birds. These new and innovative grants included the Woodland Birds WIG80 which funded 80% of the cost of eligible operations, and the Reversing Woodland Bird Decline Additional Contribution for woodland creation.


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