In partnership with the RSPB we have embarked on a major project to improve and protect habitats in the Alde-Ore Estuary.
Running from 2010 to 2014, LIFE+ Alde-Ore Future for Wildlife will improve water level management on the Orford Ness marshes and on Havergate Island (RSPB).
Previous LIFE projects
LIFE 1 - The Conservation of Orford Ness
Starting in 1994 and running to 1997, the first LIFE project formed an essential element in restoring Orford Ness and its habitats following years of military occupation.
Grazing and water management regimes were introduced and the site prepared for public access.
LIFE 2 - WILD NESS
The second EU funded LIFE project, buidlng on the work of the first project: The Conservation of Orford Ness.
From 1997 to 2000 grazing marsh was restored and new coastal lagoons created, along with other conservaton actions.