Bid to Create River Thames Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire

A wildlife trust wants to raise £220,000 to buy farmland and create the first nature reserve to cover both sides of the Thames.

BBC Oxford reported that The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is targeting an area at Duxford Old River across the river from its Chimney Meadows reserve in Oxfordshire.

The result would be one of the largest nature reserves in the county.

Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve


Neil Clennell, from the trust, called the land a “vast blank canvas with so much potential for wildlife”.

The aim is to incorporate the new 113-acre site into the Chimney Meadows nature reserve, which is more than 600 acres in size.

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