WILDLIFE experts are warning that global warming is not just an international concern - it is also affecting Mid Cheshire.
The Cheshire Wildlife Trust is backing a report which calls for urgent Government action to prepare wildlife for climate change. The report - A Living Landscape - has a four-point plan to tackle climate change and restore the UK's battered ecosystems. It says prolonged drought periods could lead to the loss of many of Cheshire's famous and internationally important ponds and marshes, whereas increased rainfall would result in serious flooding across the Cheshire plains.
Disrupted climate patterns would change conventional behaviour of wildlife, affecting the thousands of migratory birds arriving and departing Cheshire each year. Long-term temperature changes could encourage the spread of invasive species, and bring a rise in pests and diseases associated with much warmer climes.
CWT is educating people about climate change and global warming and boss Chris Mahon said: 'This is an important concern and as people are now beginning to fully understand some of the implications it is real opportunity to take things one stage further.'