Renewed support for wild spaces

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Jeremy Wrathall with Rowan Hartgroves (Cornwall WIldlife Trust) at the Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve

Cornish Lithium has renewed its support as a Guardian of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve.

The 7.7-acre reserve incorporates the coast-to-coast Bissoe Trail, which was used as a mineral tramway for the copper mines around Redruth in the 1800s. It is, today, a popular leisure destination for local families, cyclists and walkers.

Through planting and re-seeding, Cornwall Wildlife Trust has introduced a variety of vital habitats, such as heathland, grassland, bracken and scrub, which have enabled native plants and wildlife to flourish.

“Wild spaces are fundamental to the survival of our native wildlife and flora, and also offer us a place of calm in which to recharge,” said Cornish Lithium’s founder and CEO, Jeremy Wrathall. “Cornish Lithium’s purpose is to catalyse a sustainable and environmentally-responsible mineral extraction industry in the UK that can contribute to the global goal of decarbonisation through clean growth and a transition to a green economy.

“We feel keenly the need to support local organisations that help to halt nature’s decline in the face of climate change by providing carbon-capturing habitats. The fact that the Bissoe Trail is so popular with local families, is linked to Cornwall’s rich mining heritage and is close to our Lithium in Geothermal Waters Pilot Plant at United Downs, makes this a particularly relevant partnership for us.”