Wildlife grants aim to support a series of biodiversity projects across London

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) London has announced a series of biodiversity projects to help the city's wildlife and provide 100,000 volunteering opportunities over the next five years.

In west London, the London Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant of £280,500 to run a three-year community project along an 8km stretch of the River Crane flowing through five boroughs.

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust has been awarded £49,900 for a survey and educational project in Southwark that complements a larger, London-wide five-year scheme to be run by the Froglife Trust now being planned for 60 endangered pond sites across the capital.

Naturalist Chris Packham said: "This is good news for wildlife and residents throughout London." He added: "Thousands of people will have the chance to get involved and learn more about local biodiversity and help, in practical ways, to save existing habitats as well as to create new ones."


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