Project Overview


Pesticide Action Network UK

Grant Amount


Award Date

December 2019



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Report for councils
and TFL
Urban biodiversity

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, founded in 1982, is a charity focusing on tackling problems caused by pesticides and promoting safe and sustainable alternatives in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens.

PAN UK’s aims:

  • To eliminate hazardous pesticides
  • To reduce dependence on pesticides
  • To promote ecologically sound alternatives to chemical pest control

Isla’s grant has allowed PAN UK to start developing a report on alternatives to herbicides for weed control which will be made available to all relevant council personnel across the 32 London boroughs as well as other major land managers such as Transport for London. They are also working to create an identification guide to wildflowers that can be given to both council employees and residents in order to raise awareness of different types of pavement plants and explain how important they are to urban biodiversity.