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Following the BES x RMetS climate symposium, join us for a free, online workshop on the value of co-production in developing effective weather and climate services.

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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the areas in Europe and North Africa where the construction of wind turbines or power lines is likely to increase the risk of death for migrating birds.

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

Today the British Ecological Society (BES) has announced the winners of its journal prizes for research published in 2021.

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

The 30x30 pledge is an important lever by which protected areas can become more effective.

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

A report by the British Ecological Society says that the UK government’s 30x30 commitment offers the opportunity to revitalise the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery.

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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

Researchers present a powerful new tool for monitoring trade of endangered fish in Hong Kong wet markets using environmental DNA (eDNA).

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

A new study points the way for reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and US public lands through place names in national parks.

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

New study is one of the first to to show that computer vision can accurately measure physical characteristics from digital collections and test species’ responses to climate changes.

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Why do protected areas matter?

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Why do protected areas matter?

Why should we care about the UK pledge to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030?

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Warmer autumns could spell bad news for butterflies, suggests study

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Warmer autumns could spell bad news for butterflies, suggests study

New research finds that longer and warmer autumns make it less likely that green-veined white butterflies will survive winter to emerge in spring.

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Rolling wildflower blocks: benefits for biodiversity

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Rolling wildflower blocks: benefits for biodiversity

Rolling wildflower blocks could be the more effective compensation measurement against insect decline than flower strips.

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Biodiversity loss has knock-on effects on global markets

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Biodiversity loss has knock-on effects on global markets

Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies, impact large, developed economies.

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Losing the cover of darkness

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Losing the cover of darkness

Study shows advances in street lighting are reducing the efficacy of coastal species’ camouflage.

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Birds are laying their eggs earlier, and climate change is to blame

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Birds are laying their eggs earlier, and climate change is to blame

Hundred-year-old museum collections help show that birds are nesting earlier in the spring

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Rewilding apex predators can limit the seed dispersal by frugivorous carnivores

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Rewilding apex predators can limit the seed dispersal by frugivorous carnivores

New research finds the reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in Southern Spain could be limiting fruit dispersal from smaller carnivores

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