The Devon Wildlife Trust is carrying out the work as part of a three year project funded by Viridor Credits Environmental Company. The winter conservation work will take place at the charity’s popular 57 hectare Dunsford nature reserve in the Teign Valley. It involves coppicing areas of the woodland to create suitable conditions for the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies which are found there.
‘Green is good for business’ Viridor chief executive Colin Drummond told thisiswesternmorningnews. The waste management, recycling and renewable energy company has been criticised for its plans for an incinerator in Ivybridge, but it has also signed Europe’s largest waste renewable contract for a PFI scheme in Greater Manchester – the total revenue over the 25 year contract is reported to be £3 billion.