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Help Conserve the Lake District

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Why conserve lichens, moss and liverworts? They purify the air we breathe, clean the water we drink, provide a habitat for insects, prevent soil erosion and indicate the heaths of ecosystems

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From the highest point of Scafell Pike to the deepest depths of Wastwater Lake, the beautiful, record-breaking Lake District is England’s largest National Park and the setting for Plantlife’s latest project Looking Out for Small Things (LOST).

This is because the Lake District is home to England’s most extensive area of Atlantic woodland. It’s long history, high rainfall and clean air has helped to create this globally-rare habitat with ancient trees in grey-green jackets, soft bright mossy hummocks, carpets of ferns and misted beams flooding through to the forest floor.

Our partnership project will help secure a better future for these beautiful woodlands and their rich but declining populations of very rare lichens, mosses and liverworts. Collectively known as lower plants, almost 200 species are at risk of disappearing from our country.

The Lake District woodlands are vital for thousands of species including lichens, mosses and flowering plants. Their future depends on us increasing our knowledge and improving management to build the resilience of this habitat.

Thank you in advance for your help. To learn more about the project click here.