The woodlands need your help! As part of the Emergency Tree Fund, the Natural History Consortium are supporting the project by gathering views and insights to contribute to the ongoing success and creation of woodlands across the UK.
Find out ways you can help tackle the Bristol Ecological Emergency through the opportunities below.
The Emergency Tree Fund – woodlands need your help
TAKE PART IN A LONG-TERM STUDY OF WILDLIFE IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND
Taking part in a wildlife monitoring scheme can help scientists to understand how our wildlife is doing across the West of England. If you are able to commit to taking part in a long-term wildlife study, here is a list of monitoring schemes which you can take part in. The following list of schemes support data collection which can be used in the Bristol Wildlife Index -a key action of the Bristol One City Ecological Emergency Strategy.
Bristol water projects directory
Find out about the projects that are helping wildlife in and around Bristol’s waterways. See our directory of organisations which are supportive of the One City Ecological Emergency Strategy’s goal: for 100% of Bristol’s waterways to have water quality that supports healthy wildlife by 2030.
Collect biodiversity data for BRERC
Submit wildlife sightings to the Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre for the West of England (BRERC) and contribute to biodiversity and geodiversity data for the area. Help monitor and discover species figures in the region through submitting your own recordings. You can also come organise the vital wildlife data at BRERC's offices in Blaise as a volunteer.
Track your carbon footprint
Find out how you can reduce your personal carbon footprint with Bristol Climate Hub's quick quiz. Discover actions you can start today to help tackle the climate crisis and support your local environment. Get inspired by stories of individuals, families and community groups who have gone above and beyond to help the environment, are passionate about doing something for the planet, or are simply doing their bit in difficult circumstances.
Become a BART Beacon
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) are seeking every day river heroes to help them protect and restore the rivers of the Bristol Avon. Over the years, the Beacons have helped BART build cases for river restoration, brought communities together to look after their natural spaces and responded quickly to major issues such as pollutions or habitat clearance. Sign up today to become a BART Beacon for your local river or stream.
Festival of Nature
The Festival of Nature is the UK's largest celebration of the natural world, taking place in June across the Bristol and Bath City region each year. The festival offers the opportunity for individuals, families, community groups, businesses, organisations, schools and students to come together to take action for and learn about the natural world. The festival is returning for its 20th anniversary this summer 9th-18th June 2023!
City Nature Challenge
Discover the wildlife on your doorstep through the international City Nature Challenge - returning 29 April - 1 May 2023. Join the epic, global citizen science project to collect information about nature. In 2023, UK cities are collaborating with 450+ cities across the world to find and record as much wildlife as possible to help track how nature is bouncing back in spring!