FREE live webinar with Citizen Zoo
While the large marsh grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum) is the biggest and most handsome of all British grasshoppers, it’s also one of the rarest. The degradation and loss of their preferred habitat, fens and peat bogs, have constricted their range considerably. Today, it survives almost exclusively in the valley mires and wet heaths of the New Forest and Dorset. This talk will introduce how a partnership project led by Citizen Zoo and involving Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants and Natural England has returned the large marsh grasshopper to a number of wetlands across Norfolk. This project is pioneering community engagement in which local people are trained in grasshopper husbandry to become Citizen Keepers.
Citizen Zoo want to live in a world filled with wildlife. Through their projects and services, they rebuild nature to a more functional state, and bring people out into the great outdoors through their engagement programmes. They’re a social enterprise committed to rewilding & conservation, and growing rapidly through their expanding portfolio of projects and network of clients & partners to Rewild Our Future.
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