Dynamic Dunescapes

Dynamic Dunescapes is an ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife.

Many of us know and love sand dunes as beautiful coastal landscapes, but they are also important biodiversity hotspots. These dunes are a sanctuary for rare species which are perfectly adapted to live in sand.

At a healthy dune, you could find orchids, toads, birds and lizards thriving!

But these special creatures are at risk.

Over time, many dunes have become covered by grass and scrub which have over-stabilised the sand, and invasive species have overtaken native ones.

We now know that a dune environment needs areas of freely-moving sand, healthy sheltered dune slacks and areas with low vegetation to support its diverse wildlife.

We’re using pioneering conservation techniques to rejuvenate the dunes and make their shifting sands the perfect home for our threatened wildlife again.

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