Partnership and Biodiversity
Wychwood works with partners to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies. We look to balance careful natural resource use with long term benefits for biodiversity, recognising that wildlife and wild habitats are good for business.
Wychwood works with:
leading renewables companies including Eden Renewables, NextEnergy, Belltown Power, Bluefield and Octopus to implement the highest biodiversity standards within large-scale solar farms;
trade associations including Solar Energy UK to develop best practice guidance for biodiversity management;
major mining companies including Newmont and BHP Billiton to support the management of biodiversity on their mineral concessions;
Fauna and Flora International, with whom we have co-written Good Practice Guidance for Marine Oil and Gas and An Assessment of the Risks and Impacts of Seabed Mining on Marine Ecosystems;
Wild Power, a voluntary certification scheme for bringing back native wildlife to renewable energy facilities;
Lancaster University and Clarkson and Woods on research into improving biodiversity on renewable energy sites; and
conservation organisations including Marwell Wildlife and Grevy’s Zebra Trust to support their landscape level conservation programmes in East Africa. This includes research into the endangered Grevy’s zebra.
“Since 2017 Wychwood has worked hard with us to ensure sites that have bespoke site-specific measures, go above and beyond planning requirements, have been implemented correctly and managed appropriately to achieve biodiversity net gain. We look forward to working with them to support our mission statement in achieving a greener portfolio.”
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