Biodiversity & Nature

Wildlife corridors, green/brown roofs and walls, urban landscaping, urban tree planting, water stewardship, grey water systems, species and habitat conservation, sustainable drainage systems, restored and reimagined ecosystems and more…

Your latest biodiversity and nature stories

Rewilding Ards & North Down

Rewilding to create more natural spaces, increase biodiversity and improve our carbon footprint.

Ards and North Down
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Ards & North Down In Bloom

Encouraging everyone in the borough to increase their civic pride by enhancing green spaces.

Ards and North Down
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Sherwood Forest Trust

Connecting heathlands and woodlands with people.

Ashfield
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Bradford Urban Discovery Project

Connecting people with nature on their doorstep.

Bradford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

York Community Woodland

Creating an extensive community woodland as a nature-based solution to climate change mitigation.

York
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

The Green Roof Project

Promoting green roofs and providing training and job opportunities in the green sector.

Milton Keynes
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Think big locally

Why Biodiversity & Nature?

Healthy ecosystems underlie all aspects of our wellbeing, either directly or indirectly. We cannot live in towns and cities independently of nature: our dependency on nature enables us to live in towns and cities. We need to think differently about the role of biodiversity within our lives, and go beyond traditional ideas of conserving nature in remote locations. Ingenious new approaches are required locally to alleviate the pressures of urban living by integrating nature into the heart of our built environment. The benefits to our personal health and local communities are too big to ignore.

All biodiversity and nature initiatives

Wild Edges

Renovating raised beds with recycled plastic pillars and creating new planting plan for pollinators.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Heeley City Farm

Working with local communities to promote regeneration, environmental education and sustainability.

Sheffield
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Long Forest

Protecting our hedgerows and making them important again.

Monmouthshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Highways England Low Nutrient Grassland Policy

Improving biodiversity on the verges of motorways and large A roads while reducing carbon emissions

UK
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Community Of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

Conserving and restoring the seas around Arran and the Clyde.

North Ayrshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Tiny Forests

Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Street Trees and their Benefits

Exploring the benefits of planting street trees on carbon and air pollution.

Reading
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Naturehood

Reversing wildlife decline by empowering communities to take positive action.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

Manchester
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

Greening urban infrastructure to adapt better to flood risks and improve water quality.

Brighton and Hove
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Seagrass Ocean Rescue

Restoring seagrass meadows off the Welsh coast to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
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