Despite legal protection (Protection of Badgers Act 1992), 105,960 badgers were culled in the UK during 2018–2020 as part of bovine tuberculosis control measures, with licences currently issued to remove up to a further 75,930 badgers commencing 1 June 2021. Nevertheless, developments interfering with badger setts still require a licence from Natural England, often necessitating that ...
29th March 2022ACD Environmental
Since the industrial revolution began in the 1800s, our farming industry has been steadily picking up speed as our population grows and food demands increase. This means that more hedgerows and wildflower meadows are being lost to intensive food production. Chemicals are used to kill and control weeds, but are ...
22nd March 2022ACD Environmental
Ever wondered why robins are so tame when you’re digging up your garden? It is because they have evolved to interact with wild boars which are very good at ripping up the soil and revealing tasty worms and insects’ within the soil. Both of which are robins’ main food sources. Different ...
15th March 2022ACD Environmental
Back in July 2021, we started the ACD Garden project. Behind our main office was a piece of forgotten ground, between farm buildings, just full of rubble and weeds. July 2021 A few of us started weeding, digging & bringing in cuttings or spare plants from our gardens. Basically, using the odd ...
11th March 2022ACD Environmental
International Women’s Day is here again, and this year’s theme is ‘Break the Bias’. How do you envisage a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination? How can we all strive for diversity, equality, and inclusivity? Wouldn’t it be ideal if difference is valued and celebrated, it sounds like eutopia, ...
8th March 2022ACD Environmental
Did you know that today is World Wildlife Day? This year’s theme is ‘recovering key species for ecosystem restoration and to celebrate this, we wanted to share with you the importance and conservation of the European stag beetle. You may not realise what an important role this insect has in ...
3rd March 2022ACD Environmental
As our population grows our demand for space to accommodate new homes, functional agricultural land, and usable amenity space also increases, which in turn puts enormous pressure on land and valuable resources. Our soil can act as a natural sponge that can absorb normal amounts of rainfall. However, heavy rain can ...
1st March 2022ACD Environmental