Building Biodiversity Case Studies
North Portsea Island Seawall
As part of our work on the BBS Hub we plan to promote and share case studies where ecological enhancements have take place both locally around the Solent and more widely.
Best Practice and Ideas
- Wildflower meadows have transformed a previously derelict section of land around Kendall's Wharf as part of the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme. Around 2,000m2 section of seeds were planted alongside the construction of a newly raised coastal footpath, which was delivered as part of Phase 4 of the Scheme.
- Coastal Partners removed a timber revetment at West Beach, Hayling Island and visitors collected the recycled timber for garden features and bench making.
- Coastal Partners have installed 'Tide Pools' as part of a FCERM scheme which are made of a concrete that has a reduced pH so they help create new habitats for different marine life. It is hoped that the pools will attract biodiversity such as periwinkles, anemones, crabs, and fish.
- At Portsea Island coastal defence scheme wall sections included ecoformliner (a textured mould giving the concrete a shape, which provides shelter and retains moisture) has been used to promote ecological growth.
- The University of Portsmouth has joined forces with The Seahorse Trust and national boating business, boatfolk, as part of a re-wilding project which aims to create a safe habitat for one of the UK’s native seahorse species, the protected Short Snouted Seahorse, along with other juvenile and vulnerable marine wildlife. University researchers worked with partners to install the first Biohut cage system at Haslar Marina in Portsmouth.
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