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How to manage brownfields

This section explains how to manage brownfield sites for key species groups which are strongly associated with open mosaic habitats.

Brownfields are often strongholds for rare and scarce ground beetles, bumblebees, butterflies and flies, as natural habitats have become lost in the wider landscape.

It is important that these refuges for rare and scarce invertebrates are properly managed for these species. Many of these species now rely on brownfields to survive in the UK, while a few are now restricted solely to a small number of brownfields sites.

Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris) (c) S. Falk

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  • Managing brownfields for ground beetles
  • Managing brownfields for scarce bumblebees
  • Managing brownfields for butterflies
  • Managing brownfields for flies          

The Brownfield Hub is funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation