Businesses can also get involved in helping to conserve local biodiversity. Below are some suggestions on how organisations, no matter how large or small, can contribute to achieving this.
Sponsor a species or habitat
Your business could provide funding for a project that aims to benefit a particular species or habitat. Maybe something that is closely associated with your place of work is in need of protection. As well as benefiting the species, habitat or project, sponsoring also provides the sponsoring business with positive publicity as the relationship progresses.
Start a biodiversity enhancement project on your land.
Many businesses have areas of land adjacent to their premises that are landscaped or are not used for any commercial activity. These areas of land could be used as habitats and could attract wildlife to the area. Projects could include transforming an area of grass into a wildflower meadow, installing a pond, developing a wildlife garden.
There are numerous funding bodies who would be willing to fund biodiversity projects on a business's premises and volunteering organisations such as the BTCV could help co-ordinate the work. Please contact our Biodiversity officer for further information.
Staff work days
Several of the organisations involved in the North East Wales Biodiversity Network are able to arrange work days for company staff. A staff day out can be organised involving work on a local nature reserve near to your company's premises. This would give company staff the opportunity to learn practical skills and to discover more about the importance of biodiversity and the environment and it’s a great team building activity!
Biodiversity in the garden
Make a home for wildlife