Naturehoods have no strict boundaries, instead we define them as areas that have closely-linked green spaces, such as gardens or parks, which have the potential to act as connected habitats for wildlife. We can then gather the data collected from local residents within each Naturehood, which will help us understand more about the species populations in the area and monitor the effectiveness of wildlife-friendly actions.
The initial project phase involves the creation of four official Naturehoods: two in Oxford and two in Swindon . These Naturehoods will be supported by local Community Engagement Officers that will run wildlife-focused events and activities in the area. However anyone, anywhere, can take part in the Naturehood project, or even begin your own Naturehood community!