Plantlife is a plant conservation charity based in Salisbury. They are holding a free digital event series in October.
Of particular interest to you and the wider community may be a talks that explore local biodiversity, community action and climate change. They have a webinar on right tree, right place, which speakers from a number of national and international organisations are speaking at. They have provided links to specific events that may be of interest.
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|2:00pm||Carbon sink – more than a pretty space.||COP26 is destined to be a turning point in climate change policy. Delayed by 12 months due to Covid, world leaders will gather in November in Glasgow to agree the terms for a new climate agreement. Importantly, the USA is back at the table under President Biden’s leadership. The goal of the conference is to keep global temperatures within the 1.5˚ increase limit. However, this year, the UK Government has been clear that the biodiversity crisis needs to be central to the discussion too. Plantlife has been working to highlight how nature-based solutions can help to meet our climate goals and support nature. Plantlife’s policy lead, Honor Eldridge, will speak with representatives from different non-government organisations around the world to highlight conference challenges and how we find a pathway forward.||https://tixoom.app/plantlife/dgmvagkt|
|6:30pm||Communities in action: On the road to success||Are you interested in wildlife-friendly road verges? Perhaps you’re a wildlife group, a councillor or highways officer, or a contractor but not sure where to start or need some inspiration? Join us to hear from individuals and organisations from around the country who are transforming road verges for wildflowers and the wildlife they support. You’ll hear from each panellist and will be finding out their top tips for road verge projects. Together we’ll be discussing solutions to frequently encountered barriers such as negative perceptions and collecting grass cuttings, and there’ll be time for you to submit your own questions to the panel.||https://tixoom.app/plantlife/6wklwt0p|
|1:00pm||Right tree, right place – why there is more to tree- planting than meets the eye||It sounds so simple; plant trees, they will soak up carbon. But the type of trees, where they are planted and how they are managed is crucial, not least for the survival of our wild plants and fungi. The wrong tree in the wrong place can cause more harm than good. Right tree, right place’ is a common mantra, but what does this mean in practice? How do we protect existing wildlife habitats such as meadows and heathland from inappropriate tree-planting? As hundreds of millions of pounds are being invested in millions of trees, how do we make sure that both nature and the climate benefit?||https://tixoom.app/plantlife/wzboqdfv|
|6:00pm||Farming for nature – the story of Juniper conservation in a Wiltshire landscape||Juniper dates back 10,000 years and was one of the first tree species to colonise the UK after the last Ice Age. Formerly common in Britain, populations have declined or disappeared due to overgrazing and undergrazing of Juniper habitat. This year Plantlife has been working with farmers across the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire to create better habitats for Juniper. We will wander through the Wiltshire Countryside to see how, by working together, Juniper will become a more familiar sight in our landscape.||https://tixoom.app/plantlife/7f5jpdvv|