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Univ joins the Wildlife Trusts

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Univ has joined The Wildlife Trusts as a corporate member. Their commercial “arm”, Future Nature, are going to be working with the College at Univ North on Biodiversity Net Gain, checking the College’s progress against what it said it would achieve over the next 5 and 10 years and providing advice on how to boost that further. We have agreed to aim the achieve their target of 20% increase in biodiversity at Univ north over the next 5 to 10 years.

The project will be monitored for 10 years and Future Nature will carry out annual surveys for the first five years.

“In joining as members, which is separate from using their commercial services, we are demonstrating our commitment to our local wildlife and recognising our place in sustaining the rich diversity of flora and fauna across the town and county. None other of the colleges or the University are currently members of BBOWT; we may be the first but I suspect we will not be the last.” – Angela Unsworth MBE, Domestic Bursar

Photo credit Gill Stansfield

The Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, on a mission to restore a third of the UK’s land and seas for nature by 2030. They believe everyone, everywhere, should have access to nature and the joy and health benefits it brings. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference to wildlife, climate and future generations. Together they have more than 850,000 members, over 42,500 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees.

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Published: 11 November 2021

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