Back on our map: Duke Of Burgundy surveys, captive rearing and reintroduction methods

Mayhew, Michael ORCID logo ORCID: (2023) Back on our map: Duke Of Burgundy surveys, captive rearing and reintroduction methods. Back on Our Map (BOOM) Project, Cumbria, UK. (Unpublished)

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This document covers the work Back on Our Map (BOOM) did on the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, including the survey techniques, reintroduction methods and community engagement events. BOOM aimed to engage communities in South Cumbria with their natural environment, by restoring the landscape and reintroducing and reinforcing locally threatened or extinct native species. National Lottery players supported the £2m project, alongside several other public, private and charitable sector organisations. Led by the University of Cumbria, BOOM worked closely in partnership with Morecambe Bay Partnership, and lead partners including Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Forestry England. The project restored habitat and reintroduced species across a network of protected areas including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It covered an area of 600km2, extending along the lowlands of Morecambe Bay from Barrow-in-Furness in the west to Arnside and Silverdale in the east and Ambleside in the north (Figure 1.1). BOOM reintroduced and expanded the range of the hazel dormouse, Duke of Burgundy and small blue butterfly, goldilocks aster, great and oblong-leaved sundew, green-winged orchid, maidenhair fern, spiked speedwell, and aspen (table 1.1). A reinforcement of a Duke of Burgundy population was carried out on the Graythwaite Estate. The pine marten community-based feasibility study identified suitable locations for future reintroduction. For the Corncrake, public engagement sound walks raised awareness of the species. Across south Cumbria, the project engaged a wide range of community groups, volunteers and members of the public. Reintroduction-based social activities and training events helped communities get involved with the BOOM species reintroductions.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Back on Our Map (BOOM) Project
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 15:26
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 15:45


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