Wildlife and ConservationLast updated: 15 January 2013 09:50 UK
Portsmouth is one of the most densely populated cities in the country. However, it also boasts several significant sites within and around the city boundary that offer a wide variety of plant, animal and conservation interest to both residents and visitors. The Parks Service are responsible for the following wildlife havens:
2. Farlington TriangleBordered by hedgerow, the area consists mainly of unimproved marshland east of Farlington playing fields. The lower wetland contains some rare species of marsh flora
All the above sites are, or have part of their area, designated as a SINC (Site of Importance for Nature Conservation). They are designated as such to increase awareness of their important habitats and ensure continued public contact with nature, despite the urban surroundings of Portsmouth.
Portsmouth City Council also offer a limited number of grants to Conservation Groups who are keen to protect and enhance the valuable natural features here in Portsmouth. If you would like further information on how to apply, please contact us.
For more information, click on one of the site links or contact the Parks Service
Associated documents:Langstone Harbour - 'Muddy but Magical' (0.88 MB)
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