The initiative aims to encourage zoo staff, volunteers, schools and other groups to grab small areas of unused space and plant them up with wild flowers as part of a wider effort to improve the management of sites for native species.
The nationwide campaign, which Lycetts is sponsoring alongside Flora Locale, is launched this spring and will be promoted via social media. All those who take part and post photos of the various stages of their projects on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GrabThatGap2018 will be entered into a prize draw in August to win a beautiful tree to plant on their site, provided by Lycetts.
Lycetts has provided leisure industry insurance for over 25 years and specialises in insurance solutions to zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums. We are a professional member of BIAZA and Lycetts Zoo Insurance provides a full range of specialist insurance for this sector; from vehicle and public liability insurance to the worldwide transit of animals; from special events to business interruption, including foot and mouth and bird flu.
David Still, zoo insurance specialist at Lycetts says: ‘This is an excellent project which makes the most of unused space, developing them into wildlife areas. The areas required are small, just 10m2, and can be around barriers or grass verges for example. These small spaces can make a huge difference if lots of members get involved with Grab That Gap.’
For more information visit Lycetts Zoo Insurance including our Risk Management Zoo Guide