Priority Species Project

Set against a backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of the natural world, in 2019 the Wye Valley AONB Partnership, along with AONB’s across the UK, signed up to the Colchester Declaration. This is an ambitious plan to recover nature in and beyond protected landscapes, build climate resilience, and enhance engagement with people. As part of this effort, each AONB has committed to adopting a threatened species, and preparing and delivering a Species Action Plan. The Wye Valley AONB has committed to adopting 5 locally significant species, each of which represent one of the AONB’s special qualities, and/or indicate the health of a well-connected landscape. Our 5 adopted species are: