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Yorkshire Dales in new conservation project

Posted 18 January 2010
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Yorkshire Dales in new conservation project
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A new programme has been instigated by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to help preserve wading birds.

Their habitat is set to be improved under a scheme that will see farmers being involved in enhancing wetland on their property for the benefit of birds such as curlews, redshanks and lapwings.

Commenting after a demonstration event in Arkengarthdale, park authority champion for the conservation of the natural environment Andrew Colley said: "The uplands are becoming the last refuge for these wonderful birds.

"So it is vitally important that we help our farmers to provide the habitats that will ensure they survive and flourish."

Those who like to don men's walking boots or women's walking boots and hike in the Yorkshire Dales will find Arkengarthdale to be one of the hotspots for such wildlife, with Swaledale being another.

Walkers who like birdlife may also enjoy another Yorkshire Location on Sunday, January 24th.

The National Trust property at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is putting on a special two-mile walk to highlight the winter birdlife there.

Posted by Dan Mirza