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Ringway becomes Plantlife Patron
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Wildflowers, plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife. They light up our landscapes with their colour and character. However, without our help, they are in danger of being lost. Our current environmental strategy places a commitment to support, encourage and maintain biodiversity across our activities. To ensure this takes place, Ringway is working in partnership with the British conservation charity Plantlife.

According to a recent report produced by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, humanity is at a crossroads: we must take action to allow nature to recover and slow its “accelerating decline.” In less than 50 years, wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds as humanity continues to burn forests, over-fish seas, and destroy wild areas.

 

Plantlife works nationally and internationally to save threatened plants and fungi. Owning nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland, and Wales, a team of dedicated conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation organisations, community groups and governments to save the rarest flora and fungi, whilst ensuring that more familiar species continue to thrive.

 

As a Plantlife Patron, Ringway can tap into Plantlife’s expertise to look at our practices from a fresh perspective, supporting our clients by offering them a tailored solution to biodiversity and highway verge management. We recognise the potential impact that our services have on local habitats and are keen to maximise the positives – improving the way in which we identify and manage habitats that we are responsible for maintaining, upskilling our employees and partners, and working collectively to understand how our skills and experience can add value locally.

 

Maggie Hall, Group CR & Sustainability Advisor said:

“One of the issues facing wildlife is the fragmentation of habitats, but the great thing about road verges is they are natural corridors. We have a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact on biodiversity by working with Plantlife and our clients to review verge management practices. Managed correctly, road verges not only provide a vital refuge for pollinators and other wildlife, they can bring additional benefits such as flood risk management, improved air quality and enhanced wellbeing for road users.”