nature-based solutions

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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Connecting woodlands with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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Connecting woodlands with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
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George Jones is a wilder communities officer, and Ady Cox is a nature recovery advisor with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Here, they talk about the Derwent Connections project, aiming to create and connect woodlands and reduce flood risk through collaborative work with landowners and community organisations.

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.

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.