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Allium's promise to Biodiversity Net Gain

We’re all aware that there has been a significant loss in biodiversity since the dawn of the industrial age, but this has accelerated significantly with the industrialization of agriculture post second world war.


The UK is in the bottom 10% of countries with the most depleted biodiversity. Biodiversity supports and sustains healthy ecosystems that provide us with the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the medicines we need. It helps us cope with changes and stress to the environment by increasing the resilience and adaptability of living organisms.


So, what steps can he taken to reverse this.


Many of us have been taking piecemeal steps to do the best we can. But with the introduction of The Environmental Act 2021 there is now a framework for Natural Capital. Natural capital captures Bio-diversity net Gain, woodland carbon and soil carbon.


Mundane that this sounds, the significance being that anyone destroying biodiversity through development must mitigate the risk to offset this destruction. It also prioritizes the creation of locked in biodiversity for future generations.


Allium are at the forefront of this change, adapting all of our land restoration schemes to biodiversity zones, which will be managed for a minimum of 30 years to enable biodiversity to flourish.


Small steps that we hope others will follow.




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