The Urban Pollinators project is researching insect pollinators in urban habitats in the UK. The project is funded under the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative and runs from 2011 until 2014. The project is led by the University of Bristol, with academic partners at the University of Reading, University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh.
MENE captures information on all visits to the natural environment, including visits to local informal green space, undertaken by TNS for Natural England, Defra and the Forestry Commission
RHS Plants for pollinators project
Working with nine diverse community groups, Bristol Zoo Gardens set up the first ever community plant collection. The community groups were trained to grow, maintain and harvest Calendula species in their allotments, schools, care home and residential centre. All groups contributed 10 Calendula plants to BZG who created a public display in the gardens.
By S Thomas, Plantlife (2011).
Reported in the PlantNetwork Newsletter No.41 (March 2011).
By S Thomas at Plantlife, Natural England Commissioned Report NECR053, 28 January 2011. Reported in the PlantNetwork Newsletter No.41 (March 2011).
Link to the GSPC targets 2011-20 from the CBD web site (www.cbd.int).
Link to the CBD web site (www.cbd.int) and the pdf presentation on the UN Decade on Biodiversity.
Link to the details of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2010), held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, which adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period (UN Decade on Biodiversity).
Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference Report
“Garden Wildlife in the International Year of Biodiversity\”
17th November 2010 Royal Horticultural Society Conference Centre