Postponement of event
Unfortunately the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards Ceremony that was due to take place today (20 September 2023) has been postponed. Following weather warnings, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has taken the difficult decision due to force majeure, to close to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. We will reschedule the event within the coming months and will notify all attendees and interested parties on the revised date as soon as possible. Please contact Susan Richards if you have any questions in the meantime. We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment you will be feeling, but we look forward to celebrating the industry’s biodiversity achievements very soon.
Take the Challenge by adding a new biodiversity enhancement to a site, development or existing building
What is the BIG Biodiversity Challenge?
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge to 'do one thing' invites the construction industry to add at least one new biodiversity enhancement to construction sites, developments or existing buildings.
A biodiversity enhancement is an action that improves biodiversity and ecological habitat in the local environment. Enhancements should increase opportunities for biodiversity and go beyond normal business practice or predetermined planning and construction conditions.
The biodiversity enhancement can be a simple intervention or more complex multiple interventions. Examples of these include bird or bat boxes, insect habitat creation, wildflower meadows or wetland restoration.