ZSL team up with Network Rail to improve UK biodiversity beside railways

The United Kingdom has, over the centuries, lost nearly half of its biodiversity to the spread and growth of towns and cities, from agriculture, to urban sprawl.

The London Zoological Society is teaming up with Google as well as Network rail – in an unusual partnership to begin measuring and monitoring the status of UK’s biodiversity.

The reason, Network Rail is one of the largest public landowners in the country, and the natural strips on each side of train lines could prove to be viable wildlife habitats to small animals, birds and insects throughout the UK.

Simon has been speaking to Anthony from the ZSL to find out more.

Henry Thomas-Aldridge 1st September 2023

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