Nature Connected

Unique places: The Liverpool City Region’s natural environment is unique and of great value

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.