A new report prepared by the Wildlife Trust and Cambridge Past Present and Future, highlights the best opportunities to create new habitats and large-scale natural green spaces in and around the city of Cambridge for the benefit of people and nature. A Nature Recovery Network is a joined-up system of places important for wild plants and animals, on land and
Steps towards achieving the Doubling Nature vision for Cambridgeshire got closer last week when Cambridgeshire County Council’s new Joint Administration signed a Joint Administration Agreement to run the council, which put the environment, sustainability and the climate crisis as number one out of eight local priorities. The agreement was signed by the leaders of the Liberal Democrats, Labour and Independent
Researchers from Natural England have developed a picture of the impact that different UK habitats can have in taking carbon out of the atmosphere. Findings that are particularly relevant to Cambridgeshire include: • Peatlands are the largest carbon stores. When in a healthy condition they soak up carbon slowly but can go on doing so indefinitely. Carbon held in the
Funding of £26,000 has been allocated to 16 areas through the John Clare Countryside project near Peterborough, one of six key Cambridgeshire landscape projects which aims to “turn the tide” in the fight against a decline in nature. The grants follow the submission of Parish Nature Recovery Plans, with budgets then reviewed by organisations including the Peterborough Environment City Trust
Our Vision is to secure a sustainable future where our green spaces can thrive, helping people lead happy, healthy lives for generations to come.
Cambridgeshire currently has one of the smallest areas of land managed for nature in the country, relative to size. We want to double that amount and you can help through the Pledge for Nature scheme. Make your pledge now.