Birmingham & The Black Country Nature Improvement Area (NIA) Evaluation
Project Partners: Oliver Hölzinger (CEEP), Sara Carvalho (EcoRecord), Simon Atkinson (Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust) & Andy Slater (EcoRecord)
Client: Birmingham & Black Country NIA Partnership
Project Duration: April 2012 – May 2015
The Birmingham and Black Country Nature Improvement Area (NIA) is one of the first twelve Nature Improvement Areas in England. The NIA covers Birmingham and the Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton). The vision of the NIA Partnership is to achieve long-term environmental gains for the wildlife and people of Birmingham & the Black Country by delivering targeted, on the ground, biodiversity projects at a landscape scale.
CEEP, incollaboration with EcoRecord and the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust were undertaking the monitoring and evaluation of all projects delivered within scope of the NIA activities as well as the overal performence of NIA activities. This work included for example an Ecosystem Assessment and an assessment of the Accessible Natural Greenspace Standart (ANGST).