Play your part in mapping biodiversity
Responsibility for heritage is inextricably linked with a responsibility for the natural environment. This week, we have been selected to take part in the Big Give Green Match Fund to raise funds for a new biodiversity study in Antarctica, and you can play a part in making this important research possible.
Scientists recorded the hottest Antarctic temperature on record this year and it is these rising temperatures that are putting this special wilderness under increasing pressure. We have identified a need to survey the flora and fauna at the sites we care for, to respond to the challenges of the impact of the changing climate on natural habitats and ensure that a robust Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is in place. At present, no comprehensive species inventory exists, either terrestrial or marine, and the climate is changing fast.
You can help us to partner with the British Antarctic Survey, building on decades of successful collaboration. Activities will happen in five key stages, between December 2022 and September 2023. A team will be sent in late 2022 to complete field work and data collection across multiple remote sites, followed by analysis, active monitoring and creation of environmental management plans. The Trust will then develop guidelines for conservation across its historical sites of international significance, based on these environmental and ecological findings.
This project brings together the skills of two expert organisations to establish a long-term protective plan, and a UK public engagement programme to increase knowledge of Antarctica’s special environment and ecosystems.
But, we need your help to make it happen.
Donate today: one donation, twice the impact
Play your part and make a donation today, and it will be doubled! One donation, twice the impact.