What we are doing

The NIA mission is to improve habitats and create wonderful green spaces for the people and wildlife of Birmingham and the Black Country.

Since April 2012 the Nature Improvement Area, together with our partners and different community groups, has designed projects to improve habitats for wildlife, and create wonderful green urban spaces for communities across Birmingham and the Black Country.

Explore all of our projects with this google map showing where they are and what we've done there:



On the left of this page you will find more detail about this with case studies for some of our highest profile project, as well as as an archive of all our projects and below is a collection of images from Flickr. 


Created with flickr slideshow.



Our work has also received regular media coverage including local television news.

In July 2014, we were filmed by BBC Midlands Today creating a new wildflower meadow on Sedgley Beacon using hay from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's Eades Meadow and strewing it on South Staffs Water's covered reservoir:




We were also filmed in July 2013 doing a similar project at Castle Vale - one of 18 new meadows we created that year:



ITV Central News also covered the story: