WILDLIFE in the North West is to benefit from more than £80,000 funding, which aims to improve biodiversity across the region.
Funding has come from SITA Trust, which distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. The money has been allocated through its Enriching Nature Programme, which is providing £13.5m for wildlife projects across England over the next three years.
Projects that will benefit Cheshire include £5,945 to the Mersey Forest to increase the number of black poplar trees.
The Enriching Nature Programme is providing funds to conserve species and habitats that have been identified as a priority by the Biodiversity Action Planning Process.
Applications are being sought for the next round of funding. More information is available at www.sitatrust.org.uk.