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Natural History Museum unveils new urban gardens

Natural History Museum unveils new urban gardens

The Natural History Museum, today, opens its new large-scale outdoor gardens, in support of urban nature, complete with new bronze diplodocus dinosaur. Wrapping around the west London museum, the five-acre space has been transformed into two new free-to-visit gardens...

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Renature initiative nears halfway mark

Renature initiative nears halfway mark

The National Park’s nine year renature initiative to combat biodiversity loss nears 50% completion. In 2021, the South Downs National Park set a goal of transforming 13,000 hectares of land in Sussex and Hampshire into habitat for wildlife by 2030. At present, a total of 6,082 hectares has been created or improved in line with the renature...

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Lost Atlantic rainforest to be restored in Pembrokeshire

Lost Atlantic rainforest to be restored in Pembrokeshire

Today, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) reveals plans to restore lost Atlantic rainforest in Pembrokeshire. The project at Trellwyn Fach, which is part of The Wildlife Trusts’ Atlantic rainforest recovery programme, is being supported by a £38 million donation from Aviva. Rainforest restoration forms part of a wider programme of...

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Hundreds of diseased trees felled in Brighton’s largest park

Hundreds of diseased trees felled in Brighton’s largest park

Stanmer Park, located in Brighton's largest park, will see the loss of hundreds of its trees following an outbreak of ash dieback. With an increase in diseased trees falling onto pathways in the Great Wood area in recent months, it is expected that hundreds of the park’s trees will be felled in the coming month. Arboriculturists entered the park...

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BioScapes WildPod planter gifted to Yorkshire care home

BioScapes WildPod planter gifted to Yorkshire care home

Omega Oak Barn care home in North Yorkshire welcomes the addition of a new BioScapes WildPod planter at its Beadlam site, helping residents connect with nature. The wildlife planter, purchased by the Allison Willis Trust and donated to the care home, was installed free-of-charge by BioScapes. Biodiversity solutions provider, BioScapes says the...

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InsideOut Awards name Tyler Grange SME Employer of the Year

InsideOut Awards name Tyler Grange SME Employer of the Year

Environmental consultancy, Tyler Grange, named SME Employer of the Year at the InsideOut Awards 2024. The annual award, supported by the InsideOut LeaderBoard Charity and Wellbeing@Work Summits, recognise and celebrate excellence in promoting mental health, wellness and overall wellbeing. Tyler Grange was awarded the accolade for its mental...

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Climate change impacting tree specie density, research finds

Climate change impacting tree specie density, research finds

Climate change could begin to impact the density of tree species and in turn the effectiveness of ecosystem conservation, finds new study. The research, led by the University of Alcalá (UAH), in Spain, and including researchers at the University of Birmingham, draws data from across Europe and North America to show that tree species in the...

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Housebuilders commit to make Homes for Nature

Housebuilders commit to make Homes for Nature

UK housebuilders have signed a new major initiative to support local wildlife in their new developments from September 2024. The Homes for Nature commitment will see a bird-nesting brick or box installed for every new home built, as well as hedgehog highways created as standard on every new development from the commencement date. Almost 20...

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Pro Landscaper launches Biodiversity Net Gain Workshops Day

Pro Landscaper launches Biodiversity Net Gain Workshops Day

Off the back of its Future of Commercial Landscaping Conference, Pro Landscaper launches new Biodiversity Net Gain Workshops Day, taking place later this year. While the nature-fronted legislation, which came into effect earlier this year, provides a unique opportunity to protect and boost the country's natural environment. It is also an...

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Green thumbs urged to set up National Plant Collections

Green thumbs urged to set up National Plant Collections

Plant Heritage is calling on green thumbs across the country to start a National Plant Collection in an effort to safeguard potentially at risk species. The horticultural conservation charity recently published its new ‘Missing Collections’ list, highlighting 15 environmentally friendly plant groups that are, at present, not part of a National...

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Wyevale Nurseries certified Plant Healthy fourth year running

Wyevale Nurseries certified Plant Healthy fourth year running

Wyevale Nurseries receives Plant Healthy Certification for its high biosecurity standards for the fourth consecutive year. The certification was presented to production manager, Kyle Ross, following a comprehensive independent audit. “I’d like to thank all the team members who were involved. Their cooperation, time and knowledge has been...

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Mitie trials flowering lawns to boost biodiversity

Mitie trials flowering lawns to boost biodiversity

Facilities management company, Mitie, is sowing the seeds of biodiverse landscapes with new flowering lawn trials. The company is trialling the use of flowering lawns across two of its contracts in Leuchars and Dudley. During the trials Mitie will measure the beneficial impact the flowering lawns have on the local biodiversity, recording the...

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Dundee Eden Project on former brownfield given green light

Dundee Eden Project on former brownfield given green light

The Eden Project Dundee has been granted planning permission from the City Council for a £130 million development on a former gasworks site in the city. Plans to create an Eden Project on the East Dock Street site include the conservation and redevelopment of the existing gasholder, which will comprise an exhibition space and planted environment....

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Scottish rewilding sees major boost in jobs, research finds

Scottish rewilding sees major boost in jobs, research finds

Rewilding in Scotland has created a more than 400% increase in jobs, research has found amid calls for the campaign to continue. A recent analysis by Rewilding Britain reveals there has been a 412% increase in jobs at 13 major rewilding projects covering almost 60,000 hectares across the country. Full-time equivalent jobs across the sites...

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Tyler Grange awarded Living Wage Employer accreditation

Tyler Grange awarded Living Wage Employer accreditation

B Corp environmental consultancy Tyler Grange receives Living Wage Employer accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. Officially recognising that all 80+ members of staff at the consultancy are paid a fair and real living wage, making Tyler Grange one of 14,000 UK businesses - from a total of 5.6 million - to be accredited. The real living...

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Labour pledges right for communities to turn derelict land into parks

Labour pledges right for communities to turn derelict land into parks

Labour pledges to give local communities the right to buy derelict land and turn it into green space, in an effort to improve access to nature country wide. “Nature is under threat”, says shadow environment secretary, Steve Reed. “Our children and grandchildren deserve to be astounded by the magnificence of our landscapes and coastlines and enjoy...

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Airbnb urged to help make rental gardens greener

Airbnb urged to help make rental gardens greener

The Society of Garden Designers is calling on Airbnb to help make holiday and long-term rental gardens more sustainable, without losing amenities in the process. The society is recommending a new Green and Easy Checklist to help guide property hosts to creating a low-maintenance garden that benefits wildlife and the environment, while still...

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