1) Increasing Biodiversity
Through the joined action of the community of the people who live on The Lizard, we hope to stimulate and encourage wildlife. We will try to bring together the existing actions of farmers, The National Trust, National England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, other organisations such as Bug’s Life, and the community of residents, to make it as easy as possible for anyone to contribute to increasing and encouraging wildlife in whatever way they can. Through the use of a mapping tool, people will be able to mark the areas on which they are working, using simple standards suitable for farmland, small holdings and gardens. By viewing the map, we hope to join up as many areas of land as possible to create linked wildlife friendly land.
2) Increasing Carbon Capture
As well as planting trees, the role of scrub land and the soil has a significant part to play in increasing carbon capture. Initiatives such as allowing grazing animals into woodland, at a reduced intensity, can increase both biodiversity and carbon capture.
3) Public Engagement
We aim to encourage community awareness and involvement, with spread by conversation in a neighbourhood. Concern for the environment is increasing but it is not always obvious how people can best help. Through finding ways of making it easy for everyone to join in, through encouragement and friendly conversation, we hope to significantly improve the wildlife on The Lizard, both on land and in the sea. The use of an interactive map is a simple way of seeing which land wildlife is friendly, from a back yard to large stretches of land already wildlife friendly.