Freight News, Logistics

DSV offers homes for insect heroes

[ May 14, 2024   //   ]

Forwarding and logistics giant DSV has initiated a second round of tree planting activities around its largest European healthcare warehouse site at Brackmills near Northampton, with a special contribution from Thrapston Primary School. Complementing the tree planting initiative, DSV has installed a bespoke insect hotel on site, to provide refuge and nesting opportunities for a diverse range of species.

The DSV insect hotel features a variety of habitat structures, including wooden nesting areas, hollow stems and broken potting materials kindly provided by Smiths Garden Centre.

This innovative habitat enhancement measure not only supports insect biodiversity but also serves as an educational tool for raising awareness about the importance of insects in ecosystem functioning.

DSV wanted to include local stakeholders and was thrilled when Thrapston Primary School accepted its invitation. Students learned about biodiversity and the importance of insects to the local ecosystem and then gathered twigs and pinecones for the insect hotel.