WICKEN FEN

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Wicken Fen

Country

England

Current land designations

NNR, SSSI, Ramsar site

Specific location

Cambridgeshire

Year rewilding started

2000

Grid reference

TL568706

Location

Latitude: 52 18 42 N Longitude: 00 17 57 E

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: National Trust

Management: National Trust next 100 years

Area under rewilding (hectares)

Proposal of 3,700ha over

Project funding

National Trust funds, Heritage Lottery Fund, Government funding (OPDM)

Rewilding methods

Restoration of wetlands through natural regeneration and a reduction in drainage pumping and the  use of sluices; Grazing of large herbivores (highland cattle and konik ponies)

Habitats present

Fenland, wetland

Target species

None

Species reintroductions

Otter

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

National Trust:

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-wickenfennationalnaturereserve/

Journal article: ECOS 25 (3/4): pg.42-45

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