For farmers, land managers, and landowners in England, the idea of creating wetlands might seem like a daunting task. However, with the right guidance and resources, it can not only be achievable but also financially rewarding.
Another eventful month has passed, one in which I believe we’re witnessing the formation of the natural capital market, with exciting announcements around Biodiversity Net Gain and updates to Countryside Stewardship. It’s also been a month marked by continual floods and flood warnings across the UK.
This month brings World Wetlands Day, especially poignant this year as awareness around the biodiversity crisis increases whilst flooding events worsen in severity and consistency. I sat down with Ian Wilkinson, director at FarmED, to discuss wetlands and natural flood management, and their integral role in farming with nature – and people – in mind.
The UK Habitat Classification system (also referred to as UKHab) is a coding system used for surveying and classifying habitats when conducting a habitat assessment. By assigning specific ecological features a primary habitat code, secondary code, and condition score, it enables ecosystems to be mapped with accuracy and detail.