We are supporting the North Devon Biosphere Foundation!

Here at John Fowler Holidays we are over the moon to be supporting the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Foundation. North Devon is loved by residents and visitors for its wonderful landscapes and nature and is recognised by UNESCO as the UK's first modern Biosphere ReserveAs a business based in North Devon with two family holiday parks in Combe Martin, it is extremely important to join forces with the community and safeguard North Devon's precious environment. 

Over 80% of the visitors to North Devon quote nature and the environment as their primary reason for coming on holiday in Devon. However, the environment here is under intense pressure from rapid development and intensive land use. Nature is dwindling fast and needs urgent action, that's why North Devon's conservation groups are collectively planning to launch a new Pledge for Nature! initiative in Autumn 2019 to galvanise community action for nature's recovery

Together we can guarantee a brighter future for North Devon's natural environment so that generations to come can continue to enjoy this wonderful place. John Fowler Holidays have donated £1000 to this fantastic cause and we are urging more local businesses, residents and visitors to donate what they can. A healthy environment is obviously crucial to the Devon tourism economy and as businesses we need to work together to ensure North Devon remains “world class by nature”. 

Mike Moser, Chair of the Biosphere Nature Improvement Group said “This wonderful contribution from John Fowler Holidays helps ensure we can meet our funding target for this exciting new initiative to help nature's recovery. It is great to see leaders from the tourism sector recognising the importance of sustaining North Devon's world class environment in view of the many threats it faces.” 

By donating today for the Pledge for Nature! initiative – you will be helping to:

  • improve nature in pastures and arable land - benefiting wildflowers and insects and helping birds like cuckoos, barn owls and skylarks
  • plant more trees and woodlands and manage our hedges better – to help a myriad of wildlife and the fight against climate change
  • make gardens and public spaces more wildlife-friendly – so that butterflies and bees, hedgehogs and slow-worms can flourish
  • improve the quality of our rivers, streams and estuary - so they become thriving ecosystems, once more full of salmon, sea trout, freshwater pearl mussels and other species

For further details and to donate please click here

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Photo credit by Rob Wolton 

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