What do people mean when they talk about the ‘natural environment’?
Nature encompasses everything from forests and fields to rivers and reed beds.
But it also includes canals and reservoirs, and urban green space, such as gardens, parks and street trees. It’s the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil we dig in our allotments and the earth we build on.
Within the boundaries of Greater Manchester, there are:
• 3 European Special Areas of Conservation
• 1 European Special Protection Area
• large parts of the South Pennines Integrated Biodiversity Delivery Area
• 21 Sites of Special Scientific Interest
• 535 Sites of Biological Importance
• 57 Local Nature Reserves
• major river corridors including the Mersey
• A wide range of public parks and private gardens
There is so much nature to be discovered in Greater Manchester – whether that’s in the city, your nearest park or even your back garden. Where do you like to spend time in nature?