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The 2013 figures from UKBMS are now available. Some short term gains due to a warm summer but overall butterfly populations have declined.
Parts I and II of a series of three that investigates and analyses several national and international legislative and policy instruments in both MPAs and wider marine environments
The ninety-eighth meeting of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee will be held on 26 March 2014 at the Claremont Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man.
JNCC staff aboard the RV Cefas Endeavour on a 19 day survey to Farnes East rMCZ and Swallow Sand MCZ in English offshore waters, and the Fladen Grounds in Scottish offshore waters.
On 24 February 2014, Defra held a stakeholder event on Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) where a list of possible candidate recommended MCZs for the second tranche of sites to go forward for public consultation was revealed.
A World Wetlands Day message from Peter Bridgewater
JNCC has published two new reports considering the ecological impacts of ash dieback
The largest ever study into European bat populations has been published by the European Environment Agency
The 31st annual WeBS report ‘Waterbirds in the UK 2011/12 The Wetland Bird Survey’ is published today. WeBS is the principal scheme for monitoring the populations of the UK’s wintering waterbirds.
IPBES Secretariat issue a call for experts to help scope, advise on and deliver the work programme.