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.


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 […]

2017 Continues to Let It Grow

2017 marks the second year of the EAZA, Ecsite and BGCI Let It Grow Campaign. Just like last year, we hope to continue raising awareness about biodiversity. We also hope to continue creating ‘left spaces’ for native species to recover and thrive. In early 2016, Let It Grow participant Copenhagen Zoo, set aside 3 patches […]

World Animal Day

Happy World Animal Day! And what better way to celebrate than by the discovery of a very rare black dormouse in the UK. Dormice in general are in trouble in Britain. For the past 25 years a national monitoring programme has been collecting data on these mice and never before a such a rare animal […]

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