Biodiversity Working Group

Even if the world were to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today.

The wildlife and habitats of our planet need positive action and Exeter XR Biodiversity Group are an enthusiastic crew who are already getting stuck into hands-on projects and actions! Currently these include:

  • Making insect-friendly ‘seed balls’ and ‘tree bombs’ with local XR messaging and wildlife info, for use in XR outreach and at XR actions.
  • Organising a campaign against use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides.
  • Exeter XR involvement in local community biodiversity planting areas.
  • Planning actions to protect biodiversity, at our monthly Biodiversity Working Group online meetings.

Date of next XR Biodiversity Zoom meeting: Wednesday 30th December at 7pm. To get your Zoom invite, please email us at the contact shown below.

If you’d like to find out more, support and increase local biodiversity, or get yer hands mucky making stuff out of clay and seeds, contact us at: biodiversity@extinctionrebellionexeter.org. We’d love more folks to get involved with the things we’re planning!

Useful links for local biodiversity:

Action For Insects guide (Devon Wildlife Trust): https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/Action%20for%20Insects%20Guide%20-%20At%20Home.pdf

Action For Hedgehogs guide (The Wildlife Trusts/Hedgehog Street/RHS): http://live-twt-d8-national-wag.pantheonsite.io/sites/default/files/2018-03/Hedgehog-16pp-Booklet-FINAL.pdf
Garden For Wildlife guide (Devon Wildlife Trust): https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/take-action/garden-wildlife

FLOW Exe River community orchard project: https://floworchardexeter.uk/

Stop Ecocide (international legal campaign to protect biodiversity): https://www.stopecocide.earth
Wild Justice (UK-based legal campaign to protect biodiversity): https://wildjustice.org.uk/about/