The Liverpool City Region is 80% blue/green space – more than any other city. This is a unique, £100bn asset which If managed effectively this should be Liverpool City Region’s unique selling point.
We have hundreds of areas of high biodiversity value including …
4 international Ramsar Sites
5 European Special Protection Areas
3 National Nature Reserves
19 Sites of Special Scientific Interest
384 Local Wildlife Sites
28 Local Nature Reserves
The Mersey, Dee, Ribble and Alt estuaries, have the highest designations, as both Special Protection Areas and Ramsar sites.
The River Mersey provides economic, cultural and ecological benefits to LCR and delivers invaluable natural capital and Ecosystem Services.