There are so many fantastic businesses across the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere that are contributing to nature recovery in many different ways. Let's explore our 2021 Award Winners for this category! Image: Tom at Skern Lodge.
WINNER: Skern Lodge
The team at Skern Lodge pledged to plant over 110 native trees on their site, comprising a mixture of crab apples, hawthorn and goat willow. Skern do so much for nature, from signing the Nature Recovery Declaration, to creating a wildflower patch and becoming Marine Wildlife Aware with our Accreditation Scheme. Skern are excellent at sharing all the wonderful work they do with colleagues, students, other members of the Biosphere Business Partner Scheme and on their social media channels. If you want to hear what Skern are up to, check out Tom's presentation during our Biosphere for Business webinar (Tom's presentation is at 27:05).
Skern are a Biosphere Business Partner, meaning they have pledged to action a number of commitments contributing to conservation, awareness raising and local development. Well done Tom and all at Skern!
Other commendable pledges
The Exmoor Centre
The Exmoor Centre is a remote bothy hidden in an Exmoor combe near Cheriton, in the heart of Exmoor's Dark Sky Reserve. It sleeps 14 indoors with lots of space outside to camp. It is managed by St Mary Lyncombe Exmoor Trust, which aims to provide families, children and young people with an experience of the wild. They installed bird boxes for robin, red start and tits, kestrel and tawny owl!
Peter publishes Molton Monthly from his home in Braunton and is a consistent supporter and promoter of the Biosphere's work! He is keen to support initiatives to support beavers upstream on the river Caen to help increase biodiversity and reduce the risk of flooding in the area. Additionally, Peter is interested in supporting citizen science and is hoping to collect data from a stream running through his garden for the West Country Rivers Trust Citizen Science Investigations.
Leafy Fields Glamping
Leafy Fields are busy supporting biodiversity on their grounds. They are leaving areas of long grass to grow, are planting extra native trees on site, and putting up lots of bird boxes to continue to make their space a sanctuary for wildlife in an area of otherwise intense dairy farming.
Apr 10, 2022
Every month we like to celebrate the wonderful pledges made across the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere. Let's take a look at what happened in March! Image: Kestrel by Martin Batt
2021 Nature Award Winners: Community Group
Mar 15, 2022
2021 was another somewhat tricky year for community groups to be able to meet and work together on conservation and nature related activities. It was truly inspiring to read of all the great things people are doing for nature in their community despite drawbacks. Photo: South Molton
2021 Nature Award Winners: Community Champion
Mar 15, 2022
Over the past year there have been many brilliant people in the North Devon Biosphere who have led on brilliant initiatives for nature and wildlife in their local area. From leading community group meetings, creating habitats and spreading the word we are thankful to these people for stepping up and supporting others. Photo: Winkleigh
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