A groundbreaking new project, launched in May, aims to turn Glasgow City Region 'green' with 500 miles of walking and cycling routes and plans for hundreds of new living spaces for wildlife, providing a tangible response to biodiversity loss and climate change.
The Blueprint is a framework for the creation of a strategic Green Network for the benefit of people and wildlife in Glasgow City Region, though identifying:
existing Green Network assets
where protection and enhancements are required
where there are gaps in the networks
opportunities to address those gaps
It will link up existing wildlife habitats creating new pathways to allow species more freedom of movement, and encouraging an increase in biodiversity across the area helping to address and reverse the damage done to the natural habitats of wildlife by decades of urban development, strengthen them in the face of a changing climate, and provide new opportunities for people to connect with nature.
Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, and Stuart Tait, chair of the GCV Green Network Partnership, launch the Blueprint for the Green Network
For further information, visit the GCVGN website - https://www.gcvgreennetwork.gov.uk/what-we-do/news-events/610-green-network-to-connect-people-and-nature-across-glasgow-city-region