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Marsh plan will make Regent's Park a wildlife haven

PUBLISHED: 10:26 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:23 07 September 2010

A PROJECT to make Regent s Park home to the biggest marsh in London is due to be completed this month. Damselfly, reed warblers and kingfishers are just some of the species that will now make the park their home. Royal Parks and Westminster Council have w

A PROJECT to make Regent's Park home to the biggest marsh in London is due to be completed this month.

Damselfly, reed warblers and kingfishers are just some of the species that will now make the park their home.

Royal Parks and Westminster Council have worked together on the £60,000 project, which aims to stop rare species dying out.

Cllr Steve Summers, chairman of the council's Go Green Board, said he was proud of his involvement in encouraging biodiversity.

"Nationally, reed beds support some species which are rare in the UK such as the bittern, one of Europe's rarest and most threatened birds.

"But despite being one of the most densely populated areas of the capital, with a daily influx of more than a million people a day, Westminster is proud to be able to boast an impressive range of natural habitats where wildlife is encouraged to flourish.

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