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10 January 2023

A reflection of COP 2022

2023-04-18T16:00:05+01:0010 January 2023|

So now that 2023 gains momentum we have been looking back and reflecting on the various ‘Conferences of the Parties’ or COPs that took place last year. The UN organised several in 2022 including COP12 to address biodiversity, COP27 to address climate change, and COP19 to address endangered species [.....]

30 September 2022

Beaver to become a European Protected Species in England

2023-07-19T15:08:21+01:0030 September 2022|

Beaver to become a European Protected Species in England The beaver, specifically the Eurasian beaver Castor fiber, is a native species in Britain. However, beavers were sadly hunted to extinction in Britain in the 16th Century. In recent times, beavers have slowly made a comeback in the UK [.....]

13 September 2022

Knepp Visit

2023-04-18T16:44:12+01:0013 September 2022|

Our rain-drenched island offers the perfect conditions for wetland formation, an area saturated or flooded with water seasonally or permanently. Wetlands are a dynamic and significant part of a natural water cycle; an acre of wetland can typically store 4.5 million litres [.....]

15 June 2022

World’s Largest Plant

2023-04-18T16:56:08+01:0015 June 2022|

If you were asked what was the largest plant on earth, what would your answer be? Would you think of the giant sequoia trees that are found in the US, the slender Cardon cactus found in Mexico, the impressive baobab trees found in Africa, or perhaps something a [.....]

20 May 2022

World Bee Day 2022

2023-07-19T15:14:10+01:0020 May 2022|

What is all the buzz about?Today (20th May) is World Bee Day! Yes, these insects are so important to our planet that they get their own special day! The aim of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of the importance of bees. Did you know that a third [.....]

3 May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Country Park, Chichester

2023-07-19T15:15:12+01:003 May 2022|

ACD Environmental created the landscape masterplans, detailed landscape proposals and construction details for the new country park at the Minerva Heights development to the west of Chichester. On 22nd April we were invited to the official opening day local residents were welcomed to the park by Miller Homes, [.....]

29 March 2022

Failing Badger Protection

2023-04-18T17:08:18+01:0029 March 2022|

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 [.....]

22 March 2022

Importance of Wildflowers

2023-04-18T17:09:03+01:0022 March 2022|

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 [.....]

15 March 2022

Importance of British Birds

2023-04-18T17:14:40+01:0015 March 2022|

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 [.....]

11 March 2022

ACD Garden

2023-04-18T17:17:34+01:0011 March 2022|

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 [.....]

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