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BES Annual Meeting 2018

We're delighted to Announce our 2018 Annual Meeting will be in Birmingham!

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment; the good, the bad, and the non-committal.

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment; the good, the bad, and the non-committal.

The long awaited 25 year plan for the environment was published in January 2018. Here we draw out the most important issues for BES membership.

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

Immediate conservation activities could secure habitats in South America’s largest tropical dry forest

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

Research by conservationists at the University of Kent has found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the güiña wildcat in Chile.

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance.

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

Ecologists have developed a new method to prioritize natural sites for restoration actions aimed to improve the provision of ecosystem services.

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The road to recovery: Closing roads counters effects of habitat loss for grizzly bears

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The road to recovery: Closing roads counters effects of habitat loss for grizzly bears

It’s simple math, says scientist Clayton Lamb. The closer grizzly bears are to humans, the more ways there are for bears to die. Put more simply, more roads equals fewer grizzly bears.

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Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters and algae

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Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters and algae

Warm waters and algae tend to precede bird deaths in the Great Lakes, likely because they promote the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria.

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Gove outlines post-Brexit farming priorities

Gove outlines post-Brexit farming priorities

The UK will seek sustainability in post-Brexit agriculture

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Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme 2017

Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme 2017

Isabel Jones gets an insight into how the Scottish government works while shadowing Roseanna Cunningham

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Possible futures for UK agriculture post-Brexit

Possible futures for UK agriculture post-Brexit

A workshop held by the Agricultural Ecology SIG considered farming post-Brexit

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Degrading coral reefs bad news for commercial fishing

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Degrading coral reefs bad news for commercial fishing

The degradation of coral reef fisheries is bad for fisheries in the long term, a new study published in Journal of Applied Ecology reveals.

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

A joint statement from ecological societies on the value of cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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Dolphin and bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting

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Dolphin and bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting

A new article challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes.

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Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging

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Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging

Newly developed acoustic loggers are able to record sounds of shotguns and chainsaws, shedding light on the frequency and patterns of illegal exploitation

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