Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness have revealed a range of rare species, including a midge never recorded in the United Kingdom before – underlining the site’s growing reputation as a ‘lost world’ for biodiversity.
The first community centre to be built for more than 15 years in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in London opened today (Wednesday 15 February).
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre will help improve the health and wellbeing of people living near King’s Cross. The Living Centre is a unique partnership between the Francis Crick Institute, a new biomedical discovery institute that opened in King’s Cross in 2016, and Living Centre partners, a group of Camden charities that the Crick has commissioned to run the health and wellbeing centre for local people within its new building.
Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.
From the trust’s specialized research yacht Silurian, volunteers and scientists recorded 2,303 individual common dolphins, 42 bottlenose dolphins and 94 Risso’s dolphins – the figures for all three species being the highest ever recorded in its annual survey seasons.
Brains and beauty come together for a champagne and food fuelled evening fundraising quiz in the beautiful setting of Fortnum & Mason on 30th March 2017 in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif) and the Rooprai Spinal Trust.
Pollinating the Peak – an initiative to transform the Peak District and Derbyshire into a flagship of action and knowledge for bumblebees and wild pollinators – has won funding of £25,000 in the national Aviva Community Fund competition.
Schools in the Highlands are working with conservation charity Trees for Life to learn firsthand about native woodlands and rewilding through a new project that combines tree planting with storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry and song.