Tuesday 12th May 2015

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust wants to thank supporters for their amazing response to the appeal to purchase Daneway Banks nature reserve. The Trust needed to raise £50,000 to secure one of Gloucestershire's most important habitats and safeguard a future for the large blue butterfly.

Daneway Banks supports one of the largest known colonies of the globally threatened large blue butterfly.

Roger Mortlock, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust said,
“We have had an amazing response to our appeal to purchase Daneway Banks, a stronghold in Gloucestershire for the rare large blue butterfly. Our members and the public have been so generous and it has been one of our most successful appeals in recent years. This week we have reached our target and so now can begin the process of buying the land. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed, helping us to secure this site as a nature reserve. We hope to have further news in the coming weeks.”

We have a fantastic opportunity to buy this site and secure it as a nature reserve forever, and will now begin the process of buying the land.