Mayor of London Ken Livingstone yesterday announced the expansion of the Wildweb site (www.london.gov.uk/wildweb) with the addition of 460 new green spaces.
These additions now bring the total number of London’s wildlife spaces on the website to over 1,400 and means that Londoners can download details of every designated wildlife site on Wildweb.
The site is designed to encourage people to make the most of London’s wild places by exploring them online first and then getting out and experiencing them first hand.
Visitors to the site are able to search for information on nature sites across London (with detailed information for those interested in biodiversity and wild landscapes), listen to the sounds of local wildlife, navigate the interactive maps and access travel information for their chosen green area.
New locations featured include some well-known parks such as Norwood Park and Victoria Embankment Gardens, and much-loved nature gardens such as the Natural History Museum Garden and Phoenix Community Garden in Camden. There are also numerous churchyards, small woods and a host of other green areas, which provide home for wildlife and, in most cases, opportunities for people to enjoy nature.
Mr Livingstone said the new additions would “help those wanting to explore green London. It is a fantastic resource with 460 new sites. I hope many more Londoners and visitors to our capital will log on to the Wildweb site, and get out and enjoy the wildlife in their area.”