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Europe a step closer to protecting deep sea from bottom trawling

The European Union (EU) Fisheries Council agreed in early November to support measures to limit destructive deep-sea fishing, in particular to prohibit bottom trawling...

Taking a molecular approach to conserving freshwater biodiversity

Molecular ecologists have a key role to play in setting priorities for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, according to a recent review paper published...

Portable DNA probe promises real-time identification of biological species in the field

Scientists’ glowing endorsements of Oxford Nanopore’s MiniION portable DNA sequencer, as reported in the media in mid-October, suggest a host of potentially revolutionary applications,...

Drainage specialists go the extra half mile – for badgers

Lanes Group drainage engineers have carried out a pipe cleaning project with the longest jetting hose they have ever deployed - and all to...

North Atlantic fisheries meeting agrees further protective measures, but still not enough, say ecologists

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) concluded on 25 September in Halifax, Canada. Member countries agreed to several measures...

Third round of Quarry Life Award gets underway

Hanson UK has launched the third round of its biennial biodiversity research competition, the Quarry Life Award. The competition is run by Hanson’s parent company...

Firm installs bee hives around solar farms

RENEWABLE energy investment firm Low Carbon has launched an initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk. It has partnered with sustainability...

“Water man of India” comes to Rabbit Ings Country Park

A world-renowned water conservationist has visited Rabbit Ings Country Park near Barnsley to study an innovative water restoration project in the Dearne Valley. Rajendra Singh,...

UK jellyfish numbers continue to swell

A leading marine charity in the UK says 2015 has been another bumper year for jellyfish sightings in the country's seas, and says the...

UK land use map reveals large-scale changes

Large-scale changes to the environment of the UK, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed in an updated national...

High street brands pledge to phase out microbeads

A large number of UK retailers have pledged to phase out plastic microbeads from own-brand cosmetic and beauty products, conservation charity Fauna & Flora...

Newt tunnels get thumbs up

A Scottish property developer has devised innovative plans that will protect the current population of newts and help them grow in number. The scheme...

Woodland under threat in the Cairngorms, says group

WOODLAND supporting endangered species in the UK's largest National Park has been put under serious threat due to a controversial move by the Chief...

Using biodiversity to identify sediment pollution in rivers

A collaborative research project led by the University of Brighton’s Aquatic Research Centre has developed a new technique to help protect the biodiversity of...

BSI standard links biodiversity and business objectives

BUSINESS standards company BSI has published a new standard to help businesses become more aware of how biodiversity issues can affect their environmental impact. BS...

Breakthrough in monitoring of deep sea ecosystems

SCIENTISTS at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used advanced photographic tools in an unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to make major advances in...
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Top award for wildlife consultancy

MACARTHUR Green, the ecological consultancy which provided key seabird advice for the £3bn Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, has won the Judges Award at the...