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

Energy Garden

Equipping local people to build greener spaces around public transport.

Lambeth
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Pollinator Parks

Rewilding business and retail parks throughout the North of England.

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

Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Revitalising Bath's landscape for people, communities and heritage

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

Promoting the use of Forest School and outdoor learning approaches.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesigning playground areas using green infrastructure to improve air quality.

Tower Hamlets
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Edible Playgrounds

Offering an engaging, multi-sensory way to teach children about growing and eating healthy food.

Lambeth
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

New Beckton Park community orchard

Providing a local resource for wildlife, education and an annual harvest of fruits and nuts!

Newham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Redbridge Council partnership

Planning and delivering connected community greening projects over three years.

Redbridge
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Edible Garden Project

Engaging and educating children about healthy eating; learning how to grow, cook and eat fresh veg.

Dorset
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Brent Bee Corridor

Boosting pollinating insects and increasing biodiversity.

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