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£630,000 worth of European Funding for the Broads National Park to Restore Hickling Broad’s Reed Beds

Thanks to a European-funded project, the Broads Authority can continue to restore eroded reed beds at Hickling Broad. International partners from Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, as well as Great Britain, met this week in the Broads National Park to begin a new £5,000,000 project.

CANAPE, which stands for ‘Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems’, is a project which will give the Broads Authority £630,000 from the European Regional Development Fund to benefit the reed beds at Hickling Broad. The project is part of a worldwide goal to help regulate global climate change, with peatland being a natural absorbent of CO2 when sustained properly.

The CANAPE project will allow the Broads Authority to collaborate with its European partners and begin a long-term conservation partnership.