London is a gateway for invasive non-native species, but what can be done?
Wednesday 16th April, 2014
London Wildlife Trust welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to take greater action on invasive non-native species, including the ban on the possession, transport, selling or growing of species deemed as of ‘Union Concern’.
London fields – vanishing grasslands and disappearing species
Thursday 3rd April, 2014
Wildlife-rich grasslands are in dramatic decline across Britain, according to new research from The Wildlife Trusts. Viewed from afar all fields may look the same, but a closer look at native grassland reveals a rich abundance of species, from wild grasses and flowers, to butterflies and bees.
Restored Hillingdon grasslands will benefit wildlife and people
Wednesday 19th March, 2014
A 16 month project will see three Nature Reserves in the London Borough of Hillingdon cleared of dense blackthorn and bramble thickets, improving public access and boosting local wildlife.
Volunteers team up to bring a new lease of life to Streatham Common
Friday 14th March, 2014
Last week saw almost 100 volunteers working with London Wildlife Trust on Streatham Common in Lambeth as part of Climate Week 2014, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign. This inspiring new wave of action takes place each year, with half a million people attending 3,000 events across the country.
Surbiton’s riverside filter beds saved from developers
Wednesday 5th March, 2014
London Wildlife Trust welcomes today’s decision by the Planning Inspector to dismiss an appeal to build on Seething Wells filter beds, a Site of Nature Conservation Importance in Surbiton.
London Wildlife Trust warns HS2 habitat loss could equal two London parks
Thursday 27th February, 2014
London Wildlife Trust has today responded to the environmental statement for Phase One of the proposed High Speed 2 rail link. The Trust is deeply concerned that HS2 has failed to undertake robust and consistent ecological analysis, meaning it is impossible to accurately assess the likely damage to natural and semi-natural habitats along the line.
Nature flourishes on former landfill site and shooting club at Braeburn Park
Friday 7th February, 2014
Braeburn Park is an important wildlife site in Crayford, south-east London, where former sand quarries have been reclaimed by nature. As well as been used for sand extraction, the site has also been used for landfill and has hosted an orchard and even a shooting club, Old Crayford Gun Club.
Viewpoint: Finnish architecture meets London wildlife at King’s Cross
Wednesday 5th February, 2014
London Wildlife Trust’s iconic reserve at Camley Street Natural Park in King’s Cross now hosts a unique floating platform, Viewpoint, created in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London and The Architecture Foundation.
London’s growing population puts squeeze on wildlife
Thursday 30th January, 2014
London Wildlife Trust welcomes the London Assembly’s warning that London’s green and open spaces will come under increasing pressure from development over the next two decades.
Crane Meadows - a new green space in west London
Monday 27th January, 2014
Crane Meadows lies in Cranford, nestled between the western bank of the River Crane and the eastern perimeter of Heathrow Airport.