West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre Habitat and Species Conservation Objectives

Habitat & Species Conservation Objectives

Habitats – Woodland

Ex-situ Conservation

  1. Brass rubbings.
  2. Synthetic oak tree.
  3. Fallen log.
  4. Mushrooms.


 In-situ Conservation

  1. Corporate groups.
  2. Community groups.
  3. Ranger lead volunteers.
  4. Forestry.
  5. Wildlife and Countryside.


Habitats - Wetlands 

Ex-situ Conservation

  1. Produce suitable interpretation. 

In-situ Conservation

  1. Interpretation of the West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways trail. 

Habitat - Field and Hedgerow

Ex-situ Conservation

  1. Develop exhibits and breeding protocol.
  2. Maintain and where appropriate develop existing interpretation.


  1. A sward of tansy plants.
  2. Hedgerow of Berberris vulgaris plants. 
  3. Interpretation for both tansy and barberry plants.


In-situ Conservation

  1. Developing protocols for harvest mice translocation at Rodley Nature reserve.
  1. Developing protocols for Tansy Beetle at Post Hill and Rodley Nature Reserve.
  2. Developing protocols for Barberry Carpet moth at New Wortley recreation Ground.


Habitat - Doorstep Gardens

Ex-situ Conservation

  1. Develop breeding program.
  2. Develop partnerships with indigenous bird breeders.


  1. Explore breeding.
  1. Maintain existing breeding program.
  2. Enlarge on the interpretation to cover the black rat and the plague.


In-situ Conservation

  1. Workshops for the local communities and visitors to build bird boxes  and feeders, etc. 
  2. Produce identification leaflets for local communities and visitors to use in parks and green spaces.


  1. Workshops  for   the   local   communities  and  visitors  to  build  insect  homes.

Species - Native White-clawed Crayfish

Ex-Situ Conservation

  1. Develop off show facilities to house crayfish and to see if crayfish can be kept at the WLCPVC in terms of husbandry.
  2. Develop protocols for keeping crayfish on site
  3. Train staff on husbandry of crayfish keeping

             

In-situ Conservation

  1. Determine whether any crayfish are present in Tyresal/Pudsey/Farnley/Wortley Beck
  2. If no crayfish are present, determine suitability of above beck as a habitat for White-clawed Crayfish.
  3. If suitable develop the above beck as an ARKS site for White-clawed Crayfish.


Species - Tansy Beetle

Ex-Situ Conservation

In-Situ Conservation

  1. Develop habitats with appropriate food plants
  2. Pitfall trap to determine the range of potential invertebrate predators that could interfere with the translocation programme for the beetle.


Species - Pudsey Bird survey

Ex-Situ Conservation

In-Situ Conservation

Species - Barberry Carpet Moth

Ex-Situ Conservation

In-Situ Conservation

  1. Develop habitats with appropriate food plants
  2. Pitfall trap to determine the range of potential invertebrate predators that could interfere with the translocation programmer for the Caterpillar and the pupae.


Species - Harvest mice

Ex-Situ Conservation

In-Situ Conservation


Species - Fen Raft Spider

Ex-Situ Conservation


In-Situ Conservation

 Maintain wildlife habitat within Pudsey Park

Ex-Situ Conservation

In-Situ Conservation

Environmental Conservation

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