AONBs have been officially recognised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the contribution they make to nature conservation.
This comes as welcome news at a time when all AONBs are preparing their 5 year Management Plans which feature biodiversity and nature conservation at their heart. The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) received confirmation from the IUCN UK Committee of Category V status for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Many organisations work together to enhance and conserve the Isles of Scilly. Locally, the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust cares for and manages over 60% of Scilly’s landmass, including the uninhabited Islands. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust’s work to conserve the Islands’ wildlife and habitats is crucially important to the well-being of Scilly’s overall biodiversity and landscape value.