biodiversity

What is Regenerative Farming?

Previously confined to the margins of the conversation about agriculture, ‘regenerative farming’ is now being spoken about at almost every turn. Land management approaches are being re-evaluated worldwide in response to climate events, flooding and drought, the continued decline in biodiversity, and the alarming loss of nutrient-rich topsoil. Accordingly, ‘resilience’ and ‘regeneration’ are becoming synonymous with transition, as the world looks for long-term, meaningful solutions.

Biodiversity Net Gain – Sorely needed investment for nature policy set to kick in

The 12 February 2024 marks the formal launch of the much-awaited policy Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), where a net 10% improvement in biodiversity becomes mandatory for major developers (residential developments with 10 or more dwellings), whether on-site, or by “purchasing” biodiversity credits from “off-site” providers. BNG will apply to small sites (9 dwellings or less) in April 2024, and for nationally significant infrastructure projects in 2025. It is hoped this policy will provide much-needed funding for land owners and managers to support improvements to the natural environment and ecological resilience.

What is Biodiversity Net Gain?

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is a central policy for both development and conservation in England, introducing a new focus to the way we approach land development. This blog explores what BNG is: its key points, purpose, and why it matters to various stakeholders.

​​Albanwise Environment: Preparing for Biodiversity Net Gain 

Albanwise Environment, the Environment team of the 10,500 hectare Albanwise Wallace Estates, are in the process of using Land App to help understand their natural capital baseline, potential for Biodiversity Net Gain and their role in Landscape Recovery. Recently, we caught up with Director Mike Edwards, and Angus Wells, Woodland and Technical Manager, to discuss how Land App supports their environmental projects. From spatial planning and strategising land use at the landscape scale, to instantly calculating a “Best-Guess UKHab Baseline ” across all 10,500 hectares, here’s how Albanwise are taking their land management to the next level…