Launch of the Wild About Devon initiative

On the 28th June 2021 the Local Nature Partnership Launched a new initiative – Wild About Devon. You can now replay the webinar from the launch and watch the Community Action for Wildlife animation.

A screenshot from the Wild About Devon Webinar

Over 350 people registered for the launch of this brand-new network and support framework to help communities and parish & town councils take action for wildlife. Wild About Devon aims to be the central place to connect existing and new community groups, allowing them to share learning, network and inspire others. Additionally, it will provide a starting point for groups looking for guidance and support by directing to the wealth of resources and information already provided by LNP partners. You can begin to explore these resources on the Wild About Devon web pages.

The webinar included a range of brilliant talks from the following speakers:

  1. Welcome – Professor Michael Winter, DLNP Chair & Professor of Land Economy and Society at Exeter University
  2. Launch of WiId About Devon – Harry Barton, DLNP Vice Chair & CEO of Devon Wildlife Trust
  3. Wildlife data – Jess Smallcombe, Devon Biodiversity Records Centre
  4. Verges – Tom Whitlock, Devon County Council
  5. Teignbridge Wildlife Wardens – Audrey Compton, Teign Valley Farmer Questions
  6. Winkleigh Environmental Group – Kim Melhuish
  7. Dittisham Parish Council’s wildlife work – Councillor Sune Nightingale
  8. Launch of the Wild about Devon Community Awards – John Green, Life on the Yealm
  9. Questions and close