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This page has the latest information from the Let It Grow campaign, participating institutions, and partners. Stay tuned!

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 […]

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 […]

State of Nature 2016

14 September 2016 marks the publication date of the State of Nature Report. Working together, over 50 different organisations have contributed to the analysis of the current state of affairs in UK wildlife. Unfortunately the report reveals some worrying statistics: approximately 56 per cent of the species studied have declined over recent decades and more […]

Let It Grow and #NatureForAll

As a widespread European campaign, Let It Grow also aims to cooperate with other conservation initiatives to encourage awareness for biodiversity worldwide. #NatureForAll is a global movement aiming to inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers across all sectors of society to connect with nature and take action to support its conservation. The campaign […]

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 […]