Flourishing Habitats for Wildlife and People

An article published last month on the CIAT website highlighted new guidelines - Homes for People and Wildlife - published by The Wildlife Trusts aimed at achieving a better balance between the needs of people and the needs of wildlife, amid the government's stated intention to build some 300,000 new homes a year.

 Wetland habitat in Sussex, UK

You can read the article here - including the surprising fact that the land required for 300,000 homes is equivalent to an area the size of Brighton & Hove. The call to better consider the natural environment at the same time as extending the built environment reminded me of this earlier blog post about my experiences designing habitat features for bats.