We are a Green Recovery Challenge Fund project run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, which aims to improve the conservation of Barn Owls.
Over the next year we will be working with landowners across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset to understand which arable habitats are attractive to Barn Owls today and promote these habitats to farmers to aid Barn Owl conservation. The Owl Box Initiative will provide recognition for the work farmers do for wildlife and to inspire a greater appreciation of farmland conservation among local communities, though volunteering and community events, and will encourage farmers to continue to make further positive changes.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a key part of the Prime Minister's 10 Point Plan to kick-start nature recovery and tackle climate change. The fund is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.