Nominations for the Sanctuary Awards close on 31 July and it’s your last chance to nominate projects across our categories from the Individual Achievement Award through to the Social Value and Sustainable Procurement and Construction Award.
Environment and Ecology
Nominations for the MOD Sanctuary Awards close on 31 July and we’re looking for entries in the Net Zero and Resource Efficiency Award as well as the Sustainable Procurement and Construction Award.
This week is National Pollinator’s Week and we’d like to share the initiatives we’ve put in place to help protect bees on the Defence estate. Bees are major pollinators, that ensure food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and …
A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be in Portsmouth Harbour to witness the culmination of three years of work on an unusual project. I’m DIO’s Principal Ecologist, which means I lead a team responsible for managing the habitats and species on MOD …
Last week, we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to sustainability and conservation across the MOD estate.
This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …
I was pleased to hear about the birth of new red squirrel kittens on the Ballykinler Training Area. For the past five years Belfast Zoo has been working together with DIO as one of the organisations involved with the red squirrel breeding programme to protect and help red squirrels adapt to the wild across forests in Northern Ireland.
We all like to moan about the cost of our home energy and water bills, but imagine what the rising cost of these mean for an organisation as big as the Ministry of Defence.
DIO has worked with big cat charity Panthera to monitor big cats in the jungle at British Army Training Unit Belize.
My early service in the Royal Engineers was in armored engineer roles in the UK and Germany, with deployments to the Falkland Islands, Angola, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and exercises in Canada, Poland, Belize, Australia and Cyprus.