Freshwater Habitats Trust and helps support pioneering research

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 8:33am by Sustainable News

The new partnership will enable Carillion to contribute to the charity’s vital freshwater projects across the country, benefiting

Leading support services company Carillion has pledged its support to the Freshwater Habitats Trust

Leading support services company Carillion has pledged its support to the Freshwater Habitats Trust

these important habitats.

Freshwater plants and animals are among the most threatened group of species, with pollution, drainage and poor land management all contributing to the problem.

Dr Jeremy Biggs, Director, Freshwater Habitats Trust commented: “It is only through concerted actions by all sectors of society that we will be able to save our beloved freshwater habitats and species.

“Carillion is leading the way in demonstrating how companies can make a significant contribution to addressing the root causes of environmental decline, both through its company practices and through the positive engagement of its people.

“We are proud to announce our new partnership with Carillion, and believe that by working together we can start reversing the current trends and restore rich and natural freshwater communities.”

David Picton, Carillion Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “We are delighted to become the first corporate benefactor of the Freshwater Habitats Trust. Through this new partnership, Carillion’s people will contribute to vital freshwater projects that benefit both biodiversity and local neighbourhoods, which echoes two of our positive outcomes in ‘Protecting the Environment’ and ‘Supporting Sustainable Communities’. We’re particularly excited by the scope to support pioneering eDNA analysis, which can detect the presence of rare species in freshwater areas, which will help to improve both operational efficiency and species protection”

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