A man who was told he would never walk again following a violent burglary at his property is taking on the London Marathon on 23rd April in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif) – a charity devoted to finding a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
Conservation charity Trees for Life is seeking support in raising £15,000 for a project aimed at bringing beavers back to the northwest Highlands.
The charity’s Bring Back the Beavers appeal will fund site assessments, work with local communities, and beaver habitat restoration work such as tree planting and natural regeneration.
Scottish nature charity Trees for Life has been awarded £376,800 of highly sought after funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) ‘Skills for the Future’ programme. The funding will enable Trees for Life to train 15 people over a three-year period in wild forest restoration skills.
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.