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Home > News > Council takes steps to protect wildlife

Council takes steps to protect wildlife

Posted by Communications Team on 31 July 2019 | Comments

Councillors at Mid Suffolk District Council have voted on a motion to help protect wildlife and biodiversity in the district.

At their Full Council meeting on Thursday 25 July, Mid Suffolk District Council pledged to review existing and potential wildlife corridors in the district, working as part of the climate change taskforce.

The taskforce will look at the ways these corridors can be enhanced in Mid Suffolk to protect wildlife, working towards Suffolk’s ambition of being the greenest county.

Any resources to support the work of the taskforce would come from the council’s Growth and Efficiency Fund.

Cllr Jessica Fleming, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“I am very pleased that our council recognises the responsibilities we have to protect biodiversity and wildlife. Through the taskforce, we will now look at how we can enhance this role and ensure that biodiversity and wildlife conservation are central to our work as part of the county-wide ambition to make Suffolk the greenest county.”

The motion was tabled by Cllr Rachel Eburne, Ward Member for Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden and Leader of the green group.

Cllr Rachel Eburne, who put forward the motion, said:

“I’m keen to ensure that we work together as a council to protect and enhance the diverse wildlife we have to offer in the district. I hope that the work of the taskforce will enable us to look in more detail at how we can enhance and protect our wildlife corridors, provide support to our officers and build on our 2030 carbon neutral ambitions following our climate emergency declaration.”

You can find the motion on the council's website.