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UK food retailers call for stronger legislation on global deforestation

A number of major food and consumer goods firms in the UK have signed an open letter calling for tougher new rules to tackle...

Amazon study suggests big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon appears to show that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for critical freshwater ecosystems – raising hopes for the futures of thousands of species

Picturesque marina opening in Warwickshire

A new marina intended to help attract and preserve local ecosystems and wildlife while providing a scenic spot for boaters is being opened to...

Judges to consider legal challenge to new planning laws

A legal bid to halt sweeping changes to planning laws in the UK will be heard in October. The challenge to the Statutory Instruments (SIs)...

Drastic planning reforms could destroy nature’s future, says RSPB

The government is approaching a “fork in the road” that could “change the course of the future for nature” as it plans to shake...

Put working conservationists at the heart of conservation policy, says charitable trust

The "unsung heroes of conservation" are being celebrated by a new website "Working for Wildlife", launched by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)....

Land managers offered guaranteed income for tree planting after third auction of Woodland Carbon...

  £10m available from the scheme’s £50m pot for farmers and land managers to create new woodlands to help tackle the effects of climate...

Five local authorities selected by Defra for nature recovery pilots

Cornwall, Buckinghamshire, Greater Manchester, Northumberland and Cumbria local authorities were selected by the government on 14 August "to help kick-start nature recovery on a...

Rare bees found buzzing about new sewage works

A conservation project at Thames Water’s Long Reach sewage works in Kent has created an unexpected haven for the rarest bumblebee in England. Shrill...

IoT project will assess impact of climate change on forests, and inform UK policymaking

A trial is underway in forests in Surrey and Northumberland to assess the potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor tree growth...

Government says beavers can stay in their Devon home

Defra announces ‘pioneering’ wildlife decision Secures a future for the first ever reintroduction of an extinct native mammal to England Stamp of approval...

New network to spearhead rapid rewilding across Britain

A new project with the aim of spearheading rapid and massively upscaled rewilding will be launched by the charity Rewilding Britain later this year,...

Tree density research paves the way for non-destructive testing methods

University of West London (UWL) researchers say they have developed pioneering techniques to map the architecture and mass density of tree roots within the...

Utility completes £100k salmon ladder at Scottish freshwater reservoir

Work has been completed on a new fish ladder to support salmon in Scottish Water's reservoir at Loch Venachar, in Stirling district. The utility announced...

Peak District National Park commissions ultra-high resolution aerial maps

The Peak District National Park Authority has commissioned a brand new ultra-high resolution aerial survey from aerial mapping firm Bluesky to map land cover...

Fish pass construction project resumes in Worcestershire

In early July, environmental engineering company Land & Water announced it was set to resume the construction of one of four fish passes along...

New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target

Nation of insect champions needed to reverse insect decline On 8 July The Wildlife Trusts published a new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ which...

New solution for capturing microplastics before they enter waterways

A thousand litres of seawater can contain up to 8.3 million particles of microplastics. Udentifying these very small particles has been difficult – usually...

Ecology consultant appointed on Severn Trent Water & Hafren Dyfrdwy Framework

Ecology consultants, RammSanderson has been appointed onto a framework of suppliers to Severn Trent Water (STW) and Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), the firm announced on...

Housing developers can play a major role in tackling the housing and biodiversity crisis,...

Developers must get their strategies right or risk costly delays as they struggle to meet biodiversity net gain requirements set out in the...