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Hope and Urgency: Navigating Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

Join us in Belfast ahead of #BES2023, for a lively panel discussion on navigating the climate biodiversity crisis on island of Ireland, where we ask how do you balance the hope with the necessary urgency required for action?

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IPBES Call for Experts and Fellows

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IPBES Call for Experts and Fellows

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has launched several calls for experts and fellows to participate in drafting their reports.

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Reflections on a Conservation Approaches Event in Scotland

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Reflections on a Conservation Approaches Event in Scotland

Find out more about the latest BES Scottish Policy Group event.

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<i>Trophy Hunting</i> named British Ecological Society book of the year

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Trophy Hunting named British Ecological Society book of the year

Trophy Hunting by Dr Nikolaj Bichel and Professor Adam Hart, wins The Marsh Ecology Book of the Year,

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AI tool helps ecologists monitor rare birds through their songs

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AI tool helps ecologists monitor rare birds through their songs

Researchers have developed a new deep learning AI tool that generates life-like birdsongs to train bird identification tools, helping ecologists to monitor rare species in the wild.

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Research on coral reefs is biased, according to new study

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Research on coral reefs is biased, according to new study

How is academic colonialism affecting publishing about coral reefs?

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Capturing Ecology 2023: A celebration of our planet’s vast tapestry of life

Capturing Ecology 2023: A celebration of our planet’s vast tapestry of life

From coral reefs at risk from climate change to grasslands haunted by the ghosts of past forests. This year’s winners tell a powerful story about the threats facing our natural environment.

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Invasive plant species threaten 66 percent of India's natural areas

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Invasive plant species threaten 66 percent of India's natural areas

Indian scientists created a unique solution to a lack of invasive plant information.

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Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

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Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

Explore the outcomes of our Connecting Schools to Nature project!

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Is deer culling the answer to Scottish woodland regeneration?

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Is deer culling the answer to Scottish woodland regeneration?

Can deer culling help restore native Scottish pinewoods?

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State of Nature: Ecologists have collected the evidence, now it’s time to act

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State of Nature: Ecologists have collected the evidence, now it’s time to act

The latest State of Nature Report rings yet another alarm bell on the biodiversity crisis in the UK, showing major declines in many species.

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Stella - The Steller's sea eagle making a stellar economic impact

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Stella - The Steller's sea eagle making a stellar economic impact

How does a Steller's sea eagle found 7K miles off course benefit the economy?

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Medicinal plants and unsustainable harvesting: a closer look

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Medicinal plants and unsustainable harvesting: a closer look

A deep dive into the use of medicinal plants and herbs

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An assessment of hope: the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Report with Helen Roy

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An assessment of hope: the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Report with Helen Roy

Helen Roy, lead author, discusses the new IPBES report on invasive alien species

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Biodiversity credits: everything you need to know

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Biodiversity credits: everything you need to know

Find out what they are and all about the race to develop the best method for measuring biodiversity.

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