Froglife is a UK wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Their ‘Dragon Finder’ app was developed and launched as part of the London Dragon Finder project, an ambitious city wide amphibian and reptile conservation project that included practical habitat restoration work, and educational outreach activities.Read More
What’s happening in your neighbourhood? How do you engage with nature and open spaces? Perhaps there is a planning application on your street that you are concerned about. In all these cases, GiGL data services and the GiGL datasets can support an evidence base for local decision-makers and residents.Read More
We are seven months into the year-long CLARE (Connecting London’s Amphibian & Reptile Environments) project and the partners* have been busy raising awareness of herpetofauna and generating a wider interest in wildlife recording in the capital.
There is a dearth of information on amphibian and reptile populations in London, especially reptile populations. CLARE has focussed on finding every possible source of information on the subject. Strategic surveys may appear be the obvious route but CLARE has instead been taking advantage of another often over-looked source of information – the public.Read More
Held in London’s Excel centre, Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, bringing together the latest ideas and innovations for the future of sustainable building. The exhibition ran for three days and attracted thousands of people from a wide array of industries and interest groups.
The successful integration of biodiversity, and an understanding of the services that ecosystems can provide, will be crucial to a healthy built environment. In recognition of […]Read More
CLARE is an exciting new partnership project between Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, the London Wildlife Trust, GiGL and London’s Amphibian and Reptile Group. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the project aims to raise awareness and understanding of herpetofauna and produce reptile and amphibian atlases for the Greater London region. The current lack of…Read More
A new Froglife project to provide GiGL with much-needed information on amphibian and reptile populations in London, and to raise the profile of these important species has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The five-year project is called Dragon Finder and will operate across all London boroughs. . Amphibians and reptiles are vital…Read More
A BioBlitz is a light-hearted biological survey that provides the chance for naturalists and members of the public to explore and learn together.
As well as raising awareness of biodiversity and the importance of biological recording, it can also generate genuinely useful …Read More
Helen Babbs, London Wildlife Trust’s Communications Officer, introduces some of the ways the Trust links to the GiGL website. Mandy Rudd, GiGL Director, flags another way for partners to make use of GiGL’s website. London Wildlife Trust’s website excites visitors about London’s wildlife and encourages them to get involved, whether by getting stuck into some…Read More
Emily Reynolds, London Borough of Redbridge. For those over-stretched local authority ecologists who would love to play around with data and GIS maps but don’t have the time, GiGL provides an invaluable service. As nature conservation team leader for Redbridge, and someone who used to play with data as a records officer for the then…Read More