Tag Archives: Dave Bishop

#Manchester Green Infrastructure Plan (progress report) to be scrutinised, Tues 4th March

On Tuesday 4th March Manchester City Council’s bureaucracy will do something that is both note-worthy and praise-worthy. It will … present a “work in progress” document for inspection by elected members of the Council. The Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: #Manchester Festival of Nature, Heaton Park Sat 7th September

Disappointed that the City Council’s “Green and Blue Infrastructure” plan is delayed for the thousandth time? Drown your sorrows in a sea of greenery!! There’s a Manchester Festival of Nature being held at Heaton Park on Saturday 7th September. All … Continue reading

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Video: Dave Bishop on tree-planting VERSUS bio-diversity in #manchester #beyondthecarbonbudget

Dave Bishop, who will be launching his “biodiversity in Manchester” report at the “Beyond the Carbon Budget” event on Tuesday 16th July, 12.45pm Friends Meeting House, on why planting (ash) trees is not a panacea for biodiversity loss. WARNING: Contains … Continue reading

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Destruction and Disconnected Policies: The real state of #biodiversity in Greater #Manchester and the UK

Dave Bishop, a regular writer for Manchester Climate Monthly, explores the damage being done to Manchester’s biodiversity – and what we can do about it. Dave will be launching his report on the state of Manchester’s biodiversity on Tuesday 16th … Continue reading

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Mersey Valley’s Warden Service Facing The Axe?

Chair of ‘Friends of Chorlton Meadows’, Dave Bishop, got in touch with us about his concerns over the discontinuation of the Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service and its implications for the valley’s wildlife. He wrote to his councillors (see below) … Continue reading

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Ash Dieback and Tree Planting: An Intimate Connection?

Dave Bishop, MCFly’s biodiversity correspondent, on Ash Trees and Manchester… A couple of years ago, persons unknown planted an Ash tree on Chorlton Ees. The tree is elaborately staked and mulched and protected with a rabbit guard – in an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “From Grey to Green”

Dave Bishop, MCFly’s biodiversity reporter, writes about an exciting new project. Last year the Greater Manchester Local Records Centre (GMLRC), which is attached to the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU), submitted a bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund – … Continue reading

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If the answer is “more trees, please” then you’re asking the wrong question…

Is planting trees always and everywhere a Good Thing? MCFly’s biodiveristy reporter Dave Bishop takes a critical look. Recently, several people contacted me to let me know that there is soon to be a tree planting event near to where … Continue reading

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MCFly #02: The Biodiversity Action Plan 2012-16

MCMonthly’s Everything you wanted to know about ‘The Biodiversity Action Plan 2012-16‘ but were afraid to ask.  The Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan 2012 – 2016 has just been finalised by Manchester City Council. This plan replaces the Manchester Biodiversity Action … Continue reading

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