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Restoring vital sand dune habitats at Penhale Training Area, Cornwall

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Three people in dark clothing kneel on the ground looking at something between them. They are on a grassy area with the sea behind them.

The UK Defence Training Estate is home to a diverse range of habitats and wildlife species, many of which have been granted protected status. Through our work with industry partners, conservation organisations, and the UK Armed Forces themselves, DIO is …

Repairing access to the Fossil Forest

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A member of the Vertical Technologies team, dressed in a helmet and reflective jacket swings a rope down the cliff to a colleague.

In 2015, an overhanging rock face began to collapse, damaging the public stairway that leads down from the South West Coast Path Trail to the Fossil Forest, located within Lulworth Ranges. DIO has worked with Lulworth Estate, Natural England, Dorset Council and Vertical Technologies to repair the stairway and re-open the site.

DIO partnership provides protection for people and nature

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Dartmoor Warbler [Copyright, Creative Commons 2018]

Hi, I’m Mark Sumner and I work in DIO’s Environmental Support and Compliance Team as the Access and Recreation Advisor, based in Salisbury Plain. Today, I’ll be blogging about the work DIO has done to protect our most important wildlife …