Jersey marks Biodiversity Day

Jersey has launched a scheme to enhance the island’s natural environment in response to International Biodiversity Day.

Private individuals, schools, farmers and companies are being encouraged to submit plans that will protect and improve the island’s natural landscape.

The island has set aside £250,000 to fund projects in the first year and then the money should increase to £400,000 a year in subsequent years.

The UN’s International Biodiversity Day, marked on 22 May each year, promotes increased awareness of a variety of biodiversity issues – in oceans, forests, agriculture, and water, as well as the dangers of climate change and invasive species that are alien to natural eco-systems.

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