It is “extremely important” to conserve the diversity of plants which could hold solutions to diseases such as Covid-19 and other benefits to people, an expert has said.
Scientists are calling on conservationists to take the “charisma” of invasive species into consideration when managing the biological threat posed by them.
A new programme has been launched aimed at protecting the north-east’s natural heritage.
A north-east council has proposed a change in the way green spaces are created and maintained to increase biodiversity.
Plant eating animals have been shown to help their fellow critters survive sharp changes in temperature, offering some hope for defending sea creatures against climate change.
A pioneering North-east scheme has celebrated 20 years of promoting eco-friendly campaigns.