This is an overview of projects currently in progress by South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Avon Valley Farmers Group was established in 2015 to help guide a 5yr farm facilitation programme in the Avon Valley of South Devon AONB. The group has over 80 farmers, whose land covers over 6,000 hectares.
Village gateway signs have been installed in various parishes across South Devon to help identify them as being part of South Devon AONB. The primary purpose of installing the signs is to raise public awareness of the areas’ designation and location.
The South Devon AONB Unit together with The Westcountry Rivers Trust is hosting The South Devon Catchment Partnership. The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) embeds collaborative working at a river catchment scale to deliver cross cutting improvements to our water environments.
Connecting Actively to Nature is a new project that will help people aged 55 and over get more Naturally Active. Devon’s Local Nature Partnership has been awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England.
The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project secured funding in 2015 for a five year programme to work across the county to secure a better future for the rare animal. The project is being led by the conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust.
This project is based on photography taken from key vantage points throughout the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to capture changes in the landscape over the next 20 years.
The South Devon Bee project is a partnership between the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit and the University of Exeter. The project consists of a four year PhD position, held by Raluca Herascu, which aims to better understand how bees navigate in their natural environment.