The New Forest LIFE II Project set out to undertake the management
of a wide range of habitats and to implement restoration measures
designed to tackle the key threats to the New Forest cSAC.
Since much of the nature conservation interest is bound up
with traditional grazing practices, it was also important
to ensure that these remained viable.
The New Forest LIFE II Project was mainly about delivering
practical conservation work on the ground. Practical programmes
to improve conditions for wildlife, which are endangered across
Europe, account for about three quarters of the Project.
The implementation of the New Forest LIFE II Project involved
some significant changes to the New Forest cSAC. The Project
was designed to restore degraded habitats, promote the long-term
viability of grazing and to ensure sustainable management
and monitoring of the New Forest cSAC.