Resilient Greater Gwent

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The Resilient Greater Gwent Project aims to reverse biodiversity decline and increase ecosystem resilience. There are two project workstreams; Resilient Ecological Networks and Sustainable Communities. The Sustainable Communities workstream, being coordinated by Monmouthshire County Council, aims to encourage people to make changes in their behaviour so they are more connected with nature, to support their physical and mental wellbeing.

Some of the activities being undertaken as part of the Sustainable Communities work are outlined below.

Pollinator packs have been distributed across the Gwent authorities. The packs contained insect houses, wildflower seeds and illustrated wildlife guides, and were distributed to schools, community groups and interested households in the community. Unfortunately, we currently have no packs available. However, for more information, click on the following link.

Wildlife cameras have been purchased through the project and are currently sited in school grounds and community spaces. We hope to see some exciting footage captured by these cameras.

The RGG Sustainable Communities project is supporting the citizen science Bugs Matter survey. Insects underpin our natural world and their numbers can help us to better understand what is happening in our environment.   We need lots of people to take part this summer, sharing findings from their journeys to help us understand more about our insect populations!

For more information about how you can get involved please click HERE.

Managing Churchyards for Wildlife:

Community groups/volunteers currently managing the grounds of churchyards/burial sites for ‘tidiness’ and general maintenance will be invited to apply for a ‘package’ of advice and equipment which will help them look at their sites in a different way and create opportunities to provide a net benefit for biodiversity in the community.

For more information about the Resilient Greater Gwent project please contact helenfairbank@monmouthshire.gov.uk