Return of the natives

Let it Grow is a joint campaign by three of Europe’s largest science engagement associations – the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), the European network of science centres and museums (Ecsite) and the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Together we aim to help make our communities into havens for native species of animals, plants and all other forms of life – working ecosystems that will help protect our continent from biodiversity loss and invasive alien species.

News

Let It Grow Hits 200 Participants!

Hurrah! Another milestone for the Let It Grow campaign, we now have 200 participants! We are very excited to have this many zoos, botanic garden, science centres, and natural history museums joining us. We are also very happy that the campaign has branched out beyond Europe, now having participants in North and South America; Asia […]

World Wildlife Day

Happy World Wildlife Day everyone! The UN World Wildlife Day (WWD) is the global celebration of the beauty and diversity of wild animals and plants on our planet. It is also an occasion to raise awareness for the many benefits that conservation provides to both wildlife and people; and the current status of many threatened […]

Let It Grow for Urban Butterflies

A recent study on urban indicators for UK butterflies shows how relevant and important campaigns such as ‘Let It Grow’ are. When researching the 28 different species of butterfly found in the UK, it became clear that for all 28 species the abundance trends were negative in urban areas. Butterflies are also in decline in […]

Campaign participants