biodiversity

Creating and connecting woodlands

The importance of woodlands Trees have umpteen benefits; biodiversity, climate change, flooding, air pollution, soil and human health (see this blog for more details).  Woodlands are home to more wildlife species than any other habitat. The state of woodlands today Woodlands are essential landscapes but have been diminished and fractured worldwide through human-based activities, such …

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Seagrass

What is seagrass? If you have never heard of them, you are probably not alone. Seagrasses are flowering plants living in shallow waters along the coastline. Their bright green leaves form large, dense meadows under the sea. Among the 60-odd species, there are two species in the UK – dwarf eelgrass and eelgrass. It seems …

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Project Seagrass with Richard Lilley

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Project Seagrass with Richard Lilley
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Richard Lilley (RJ) is the co-founder and CEO of Project Seagrass – an NGO focused on raising the profile of seagrass whilst being involved in its monitoring and restoration. RJ talks about this less well-known environmental powerhouse and outlines why seagrass needs a helping hand across the globe.

Mammal monitoring and conservation with Charlie Le Marquand

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Mammal monitoring and conservation with Charlie Le Marquand
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Charlie Le Marquand is the data and information officer for the Mammal Society, whose vital role of determining mammal populations and habitats informs conservation. Charlie shares her enthusiasm and knowledge of British mammals and how we can all get involved in recording their whereabouts. Click on the title for the show notes.

Rewilding

What is rewilding? Rewilding is the restoration of ecosystems by implementing interventions to the point at which nature can take care of itself. Richard Bunting presents a comprehensive picture of rewilding in his podcast episode. What is the difference between conservation and rewilding? Conservation is the protection and preservation of natural landscapes, ecosystems and species.  …

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Rewilding with Richard Bunting

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Rewilding with Richard Bunting
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Richard Bunting is Director of Communications & Campaigns International, possessing considerable involvement with organisations prioritising nature. He has much to share on rewilding; what it is, what it looks like, and where it can happen, presenting examples and indicating the myriad of benefits to nature and people. Click on the title for the show notes.

Ecosystem restoration with Pieter van der Gaag

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Ecosystem restoration with Pieter van der Gaag
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Pieter van der Gaag is the Executive Director of Ecosystem Restoration Camps. In this episode, he talks to me about how this global movement aims to repair broken ecosystems, restore biodiversity and improve the livelihoods of communities, through collaboration of local people and visiting campers. Click on the title for the show notes.