IBC celebrates UN Biodversity Day 2023
Posted 23rd May 2023
The United Nations Biodiversity Day is a great event to celebrate biodiversity both locally and globally. In previous years IBC have been involved with events organized by some of its clients. In 2022, the team presented to one of its global clients with over 6,000 staff. The event was televised live and recorded and gave our staff the opportunity to broadcast information on its ecological record to date. Ecological baseline information was shared in a graphically friendly way presenting scientific facts, e.g. number of flora and fauna species, number of trees, amount of green space per site etc. It also gave us an opportunity to discuss future plans and ambitions and present an award to the site with the best biodiversity activities.
For 2023, IBC were invited to Singleton Environment Centre in Ashford, Kent for the unveiling of new biodiversity information boards. Singleton Environment Centre is Ashford’s leading environmental venue providing a green space rich in plants and animal life together with award-winning sustainable building facilities, an environmental educational programme, and a highly respected café. Phil Rogers, Director of IBC and Principal Ecologist has been a trustee of SEC since 2018 and IBC have provided free support for the charity. This year saw IBC provide support in the form of designing six biodiversity information boards.
Figure 1. Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford, Kent.
On 22 May 2023, the Mayor of Ashford officially launched the boards to invited distinguished guests from Ashford Borough Council including local councillors and staff, representatives from MacArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and Medash Signs who printed the signs for the centre, along with the trustees from SEC.
Tanja Rogers, Senior Consultant and Director of IBC (see below) provided the design work with Helen King providing the ecological information. The biodiversity information boards covered topics on bats, bees, birds, pond life, reptiles and wildflowers (see below). It is hoped the information can enable visitors to learn more about SEC’s mission and ecology of the site itself and the plants and animals which are present.
Figure 2. IBC’s Senior Consultant, Tanja Rogers with the new biodiversity information boards at SEC.
The information boards can be seen here in detail below and there are links to each individual one provided below.
Figure 3. Examples of the new biodiversity information boards.
SEC Information Boards can be downloaded here: