Project Context and Aim
The UK’s Humber Estuary is internationally recognised for wintering, migratory and breeding waders (including declining species such as Eurasian curlew and bar-tailed godwit), grey seal and lamprey.
This project will assess the opportunity to create a coastal conservation corridor covering 32,000 ha. This would seek to reconnect a mosaic of currently fragmented sites that are key for biodiversity while providing societal benefits such as improved flood defence and a diversified local rural economy. The vision involves ecosystem benefits too: the restoration of mussel beds and reintroduction of 50,000 native oysters would filter contaminants and restore water quality.