FIPL grant success

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for a grant under DEFRA’s new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme for 175 barn owl, little owl and kestrel boxes to be installed this winter in the North Cotswolds. We are working with over 30¬†farms and estates in the area to increase the availability of nest sites in barns currently lacking suitable sites and to replace natural sites in ash trees which will be lost to ash die-back. We will also be providing advice on improving habitat quality for these species and monitoring boxes going forward to expand our knowledge of these species in Gloucestershire.