Barn owls for future generations
The organisation: Tees Valley Wildlife Trust delivers long-term programmes designed to counter biodiversity loss, provide solutions to the many challenges facing wildlife and the environment, and engage all sectors of the community in the natural world.
The initiative: Funding has been provided to support volunteer barn owl workers as they monitor, maintain and build the local population of this protected bird species. The workers have identified a nest box network for barn owls across East Cleveland, and monitor the boxes to understand the population dynamics and breeding success. To increase awareness and understanding of barn owls the volunteers run sessions with young people, such as cub and beaver groups, to inspire future generations of volunteer barn owl workers. Further sessions can now be run with support of the Sofia Construction Community Fund and regular newsletters will be produced to update landowners and the wider community on the work of the barn owl volunteers.