20th April 2021
by Sally Oldfield, Nature Conservation Manager
World Earth Day takes place this week, on Thursday 22 April. Islington Council recently updated their Biodiversity Action Plan, a five year strategy outlining how the council, working with its partners, will work to protect and enhance wildlife and green spaces in the borough. This follows the council declaring a climate and environment emergency in 2019.
We all know that nature is good for our health and well-being. We enjoy hearing the birds singing and seeing flowers, trees and water. Despite Islington being one of the most densely populated areas of the UK, we still have parks, gardens, street trees and canal sidewalks, all of which help bring wildlife and greenery into our lives.
It is vital that we protect these special green places and do what we can to bring more nature into the city. Islington Council has produced a five year strategy outlining how the council, working with its partners, will work to protect and enhance wildlife and green spaces in the borough.
At a time when concern over climate change and species loss on a global scale is growing, our Biodiversity Action Plan sets out how we in Islington can play our part to help at a local level.