Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve has been noted for its vital role in helping the county tackle climate change by Shropshire Council.

Shropshire Council is committed to achieving net-zero carbon by 2030, and recognises that an important part of this is addressing the crisis in the natural world.

Nature plays a large role in the battle against climate change by storing carbon in trees, soils and wetlands.

Shropshire is home to the internationally significant series of lakes and wetlands known as the Meres and Mosses, with Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve as one such wetland.

This site alone stores more carbon dioxide in the peat soil than is emitted by Shropshire over four years and the peat soils there store 10 times more carbon per hectare than woodland.

As part of its commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2030, the council is looking at opportunities to reduce the impact of a changing climate and enhance wildlife at the same time.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and climate change, said the council's high levels of biodiversity were vital to helping tackle climate change.

"The council must and does understand the importance nature and biodiversity has in our battle against climate change," he said. "We must help it recover from the damage humanity has inflicted upon it and we can only do this together.

"As well as this forming a key element of the Shropshire Council Climate Strategy that is currently being produced, we are working with the Marches Nature Partnership and other partners to build on the work already done so we can protect nature and supports its recovery."