Can ground mounted solar farms be wildlife havens?

Whilst much focus lies on renewable energies, the long-term environmental impact of solar farms is still in relative infancy compared to wind turbines and hydropower.ย But with an appropriate land management plan, solar farms have incredible potential to support wildlife whilst contributing to national biodiversity targets - becoming undisturbed havens for wildlife across the UK. There … Continue reading Can ground mounted solar farms be wildlife havens?

The War On Waste – food, clothes and other recyclables #wastenot

Food.ย Something we all take for granted, but our agricultural productions and market demands are huge contributors to habitat destruction and climate change, as well as affecting the livelihoods of many farmers across the UK. Weโ€™re spending more money than ever before to get what we want when we want it. We have become a nation … Continue reading The War On Waste – food, clothes and other recyclables #wastenot

Natural capital: what’s in it for biodiversity?

On the 12th April 2016, ZSL hosted a panel discussion on the controversial subject of Natural Capital. We heard from three individuals, chaired by Jonathan Porritt, all of different mindset toward the subject. The debate was powerful and captured new lines of thinking that hadnโ€™t been drawn out in the multitude of previous debates. This … Continue reading Natural capital: what’s in it for biodiversity?