Our Sources

Throughout this website, we’ve made a number of claims in regards to the current state of affairs with Wigan Borough, Wigan Council and Biodiversity in the UK, and the potential benefits of targeted change.

In transparency, here are linked sources that we have referenced to help research and form these ideas.

Dangers of Glyphosate:

https://www.hilarispublisher.com/open-access/detection-of-glyphosate-residues-in-animals-and-humans-2161-0525.1000210.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6561955/

https://core.ac.uk/reader/234560080

https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/Q&A_Glyphosate.pdf

https://gmb.org.uk/sites/default/files/HS_Glyphosate.pdf

Mental Wellbeing and Green spaces

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/health-and-wellbeing/articles/greener-gardens-promote-healthier-residents

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277587/

Natural Spaces in Wigan

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Docs/PDF/Resident/Leisure/In-Bloom/In-bloom-portfolio-2019-20.pdf

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Docs/PDF/Council/Strategies-Plans-and-Policies/Planning/Environment/Biodiversity-Ecology-Study/Wigan’s-Biodiversity.pdf

Grass Verges 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000632072030745X?via%3Dihub

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/application/files/7916/1191/6240/Road_verge_guide_2021_WEB.pdf

Invasive plants

https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/research/management-of-upland-native-woodlands/rhododendron-control/

Microplastics

https://www.marinelittersolutions.com/about-marine-litter/what-are-microplastics/

Littering

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/5854Marine%20Litter%20-%20Microplastics.pdf

Polluting the river
https://www.theriverstrust.org/2019/11/05/rising-rivers-reveal-the-truth/

Flooding

https://thefloodcompany.co.uk/paved-front-gardens-increase-flood-risk/

Grass lawns

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/07/a-biodiversity-scientist-explains-the-problem-with-our-neat-lawns/

National Pollinator Strategy

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/794706/national-pollinator-strategy.pdf

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