Wallasea Island in Essex, England, is Europe’s largest habitat creation project. This reclaimed natural landscape is being built up with spoil excavated from underneath the streets of London, a by-product of the CrossRail engineering project. British builders are carving out lagoons, mudflats and saltmarshes in the hopes of bringing wild birds and other creatures back to the region.[audio http://radio-download.dw.de/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/30FCA0E6_1_dwdownload.mp3]
Report by Richard O’Brien.
With thanks to Lori Herber and Saroja Coehlo at Living Planet, where this report initially appeared.