Have you heard? The 1000th dormouse has now been introduced to the UK in Morecambe Bay.

You might remember the humble dormouse as a sleepy, fairy tale icon which was once widespread throughout the UK. Sadly, their numbers have declined by a staggering 51% since 2000 and until now, our region has had just one lonely colony left at Roudsea.

Morecambe Bay Partnership has been involved in this multi-agency project recruiting and supporting volunteers from the local community to help re-introduce and sustain 30 hazel dormice (15 breeding pairs) into the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. full story

Farmers and volunteers on rescue mission for nesting curlews

Urgent action is being taken to save curlews in South Lakeland

Curlew numbers are falling so fast in the valleys of South Lakeland that they may disappear altogether. Their future as a breeding bird is on a knife edge so Morecambe Bay Partnership volunteers and farmers have stepped in on a mission to protect their nests. full story

BLOG: Plastic free from mountain to sea – Lockdown litter pick

Your monthly update on 'Clear the Bay by Day' - clearing the Bay's beaches, pathways and cycleways of plastic waste.

Tuesday 25 May 2021 full story