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Transform UK land use approach for a sustainable future

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Transform UK land use approach for a sustainable future

A new report by the international environmental charities Zoological Society of London and the British Ecological Society shows how changes to our land use can benefit nature, climate and people.

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Volunteering on the BES’s Scottish Policy Group

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Volunteering on the BES’s Scottish Policy Group

‘While getting involved in policy may take a little bit more time and thought, it is hugely rewarding.’ For Volunteer's Week, Ruth Mitchell, reflects on her time and achievements with the Scottish Policy Group.

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Freshwater? Reviving England’s polluted rivers

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Freshwater? Reviving England’s polluted rivers

A new report published by the BES asks what are the critical actions government should prioritize for freshwater before 2030?

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International Women's Day 2024

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International Women's Day 2024

Inspiring inclusion across the ecological community.

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10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

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10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

With this year marking 10 years of our flagship Undergraduate Summer School, Amy Padfield, takes a look back at its evolution.

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

Seasonal timings of plants are advancing an average of four times faster than insects, throwing key interactions like pollination out of synch.

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Does biodiversity offsetting work?

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Does biodiversity offsetting work?

What influences the effectiveness of offsets schemes?

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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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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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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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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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