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Wild About Devon is a new initiative to help communities and Parish and Town Councils take action for wildlife and help tackle the Ecological and Climate Emergencies.
There are lots of inspiring examples of communities taking action for wildlife across Devon (Teignbridge Wildlife Wardens, Life on the Yealm and Moor Meadows to name a few) but no central place to connect them together to share learning, network and inspire others.
Information and expertise currently sits within lots of different organisations and it is often hard for us to know where to start when looking for guidance and support, so Wild About Devon was set up by partners in the the Devon Local Nature Partnership (LNP) to fill that gap and help us all to create a Nature Recovery Network across Devon.
The Community Toolkit (see below) provides links and contacts for organisations, groups and consultants who can provide advice (either free or for a charge).
Explore the Community Toolkit to find lots of links to information and guidance produced by partner organisations. The toolkit includes information on where to find wildlife data, and about surveys, legislation, habitat management, practicalities and lots of contacts.
The team has also compiled a quick guide to funding available for tree planting projects!
Want to share your expertise and help others or just connect with like-minded souls? Why not join their Wild About Devon Facebook discussion group! Community Action for Wildlife Devon | Facebook
Parish and Town Council Wildlife Network
Parish and Town Councils have a statutory duty to take action for wildlife. If you are a Council wanting to improve your area for wildlife please join the W.A.D. Devon Parish & Town Council Wildlife Network.
Devon Wildlife Community of the Year Awards 2021/22
Want to celebrate a fantastic project that you and your community have kick-started to make a difference for wildlife in your area? Think it’s a winner? Enter the Devon Wildlife Community of the Year Awards 201/22 for a chance to win some exciting prizes!
Community Action Wildlife Webinars
The team at Wild About Devon has been busy creating a series of webinars for community groups and Parish and Town Councils.