Friday August 7 2020

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

PR2316 Tania Lemmey and Dr Chris Loynes - nature during covid19 lockdown research. August 2020. Institute of Science, Natural Resources, Outdoor Studies. Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

Tuesday August 4 2020

TV nature star backs species fightback mission

A £2-million University of Cumbria project to reintroduce 10 threatened flora and fauna species across the lowlands of South Cumbria has been hailed a countrywide catalyst by a leading television nature presenter. BBC Spring and Autumnwatch personality, Gillian Burke, says the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Back on our Map (BOOM) mission will make it easy for people to get behind compelling fightback plans to save three native animals and seven plants.

BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke hails Back on our Map project. August 2020.

Thursday July 16 2020

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.

University of Cumbria CNPPA PhD student Hannah Field is to be Cumbria's coordinator for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission's inquiry. July 2020.
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