Devon Wildlife Trust to create new rainforest nature reserve near Totnes
Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) are being supported by Aviva and a generous legacy from a DWT supporter to create Atlantic rainforest near Totnes.
A share of a £38 million Aviva fund will support the restoration of the rainforest at a new nature reserve called Bowden Pillars Farm. Two-thirds of the land will be planted with native species trees over the 105-year lease.
Rainforests of the British Isles now cover less than 1% of Britain. Restoring this habitat will help to remove carbon from the atmosphere and aid nature recovery.
Goal FD. The Potential for Land to Address the Climate and Ecological Emergencies is Being Used to Maximum Effect.