Involving members of the local population in the creation and
management of a site helps to build feelings of pride in a
place and a sense of ownership. In consequence a greater respect
will be shown to both the site and its wildlife. People can
be involved through physical practical work, formal education
activities with schools, informal education activities with
local groups and monitoring of wildlife.
helping to manage a site.
Posters drawn by local school children.
Volunteer planting reeds on a new site.
Monitoring flowers on a quarry floor.