Liverpool Bay: preserving biodiversity in the United Kingdom

English beach landscape with wind turbines

Liverpool Bay is the project dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity in the bay of the city of Liverpool, UK. The initiative was launched in the area where, in parallel, we operate in the exploration sector. A wide range of flora and fauna maintenance and restoration activities are still ongoing, preserving the environmental characteristics of North Wales.

In the UK, we participate in business initiatives that further our journey towards Net Zero. We are the lead partner in the HyNet North West project which, through the capture and storage of CO2, will transform Liverpool Bay into the world's first low-carbon industrial district. In addition, we are participating in Dogger Bank, the largest offshore wind farm, now under construction.

Project features

Activity start date: 1995 - present

United Kingdom

Territory protection
Territory protection

SDG 11 Sustainable city and comminities
SDG 15 Life on land

Eni UK

Natural Resources Wales - NRW
Contea del Flintshire
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
Keep Wales Tidy
Flintshire County Council Natural Resources
Natural Resources Wales


Actions and objectives of the project

The preservation of habitats in the bay

The land management programme initiated in Liverpool Bay includes numerous initiatives to protect the environment and biodiversity. The stabilisation of the bay’s backdunes, the reintroduction of the population of runner toads, sand lizards and Welsh mountain ponies are some of the measures adopted.

The monitoring of the dunes, farms and salt marshes, planned in the Point of Ayr Land Management Programme, contribute to the conservation of the area, reconciling environmental protection with the promotion of the tourism sector. The traffic problem is mitigated by the implementation of the Talacre Masterplan sustainable regeneration project and the construction of a large car park next to the only beach in the county.

Environmental education starts at school

Among our priorities is the sustainable management of the terrestrial and marine ecosystem. Our work is based on prevention and protection criteria, and we believe that proper nature conservation training can ensure benefits for the region, including in the long term. Through the Environmental Educational Programme, each year we provide schools with the tools to launch environmental education projects, involving the local community. The Field Study Centre provides biodiversity conservation pathways for children. Big Dee Day, an initiative originally designed to cleanse the River Dee estuary of marine litter, has helped to transform the area into a tourist destination. In partnership with various local associations, we have created bicycle paths and nature trails.

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Last update: 15 May 2024

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