4. Rachel Giles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tim talks with Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Evidence & Planning Manager, Rachel Giles...
The conversation covers Rachel's career, her interest in and work to conserve Cheshire's Local Wildlife Sites and the sometimes daunting, but very important subject of Net Gain. As we face an unprecedented global crisis for biodiversity, how can the government mandated net gain for biodiversity from development be successfully and measurably achieved? And what can we learn from some of the old giants of ecology as we go about making sense of it?
Stacey Body - Production
Kelly Lomas & Gif Lemon - Artwork
'Still Pickin', Kevin Macleod - Theme tune
Local Wildlife Sites
Avoidance, mitigation, compensation
Rank grassland definitiion: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100404256
Interesting EN doc about neutral grassland:
Home builders perspective:
Telegraph article citing the CPRE study promoting "brownfield first": https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/03/25/england-has-enough-brownfield-land-one-million-new-homes-says/
Biodiversity 2020 targets: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/biodiversity-2020-a-strategy-for-england-s-wildlife-and-ecosystem-services
The Northern Forest
E. O. Wilson’s Half Earth Project