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.


Earthworm_dives by S. Shepherd

Fascinating Facts Friday

Last week Friday, we started a new item on the Let It Grow Facebook page – Fascinating Facts Friday. This item consists of trivia and facts about a specific species found in Europe. The aim is to show people that the species they might overlook on a daily basis are actually really interesting and to […]

More than 150 participants!

Hurrah! We are delighted to announce that the Let It Grow campaign now has over 150 participants! The campaign is steadily growing with over 100 EAZA participants, more than 10 BGCI institutions; almost 20 Ecsite members; and even nine participants from outside the three organisations. Thank you to all those who have signed up for […]


Brilliant Seventh Edition of BioBlitzBcn!

Between April 15th and 17th, 2016, the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona, in partnership with the Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility Area of Barcelona Council and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona hosted the seventh edition of BioBlitzBcn. Nearly 1000 scientists, naturalists and volunteers, raced against clock to identify as many species as possible at the […]

Campaign participants