Today is the International Day of Biological Diversity, a great reminder for us all to think about what we can do to encourage biodiversity. Why is that important? Well, so many species have been lost or had their numbers severely …
Iain works in DIO's Safety, Environment and Engineering team and leads on organising the annual Sanctuary Awards, which recognise sustainability initiatives on the MOD estate.
It’s that time of the year again where we’re looking for nominations for the Sanctuary Awards!
On the 3rd December, I attended the annual MOD Sanctuary Awards and as we come to the end of the Year of Green Action, it was a great time to reflect on our responsibility to preserve and nurture our estate.
It’s Bees’ Needs Week and I’d like to tell you about the important work that DIO does to protect bees across the Defence estate.
The Sanctuary Awards celebrates biodiversity, conservation and energy efficiency projects across the defence estate. Learn more about the 2018 winners and runners up and how they are promoting these issues.
Back in 1991 the Commandant of the Otterburn Training Area donated a small silver trophy in the shape of an Otter to recognise the best conservation effort on MOD land. Twenty six years later and the Sanctuary Awards have grown …
It’s easy sometimes to think of ‘Defence’ only in terms of aircraft, tanks and warships. In fact it’s really about people, some working on the front line while others work behind the scenes. My name is Iain Perkins and I’d …
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Insight into our work at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, or DIO for short. We’re part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and look after the military estate, both in the UK and overseas.