Restoring the Humber – The Coastal Conservation Corridor

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.

Project Partners

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Hull Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
Humber Nature Partnership
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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