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Opportunities for Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain in Scotland

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Opportunities for Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain in Scotland

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Childhood connection to nature has many benefits but is not universally positive, finds review

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Childhood connection to nature has many benefits but is not universally positive, finds review

Children are happier and more likely to protect the natural world when they have a greater connection to it, but this connection is complex and can also generate negative emotions linked to issues like climate change.

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Virtual workshops in a locked down world

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Virtual workshops in a locked down world

The BES Policy team share how to run a successful virtual workshop.

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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

Explore how to safely enjoy nature and contribute to scientific research during lockdown.

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15 practical tips for online teaching

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15 practical tips for online teaching

Here are 15 top tips for pivoting teaching online during COVID-19 from experts at the Open University.

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

Our ‘Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds’ exhibition revealed the astounding complexity of the natural world.

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

You have until 20 April to nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards.

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

A panel of producers, presenters and researchers debated the purpose of nature documentaries.

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Conservation translocation: trade-offs for species survival and biodiversity

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Conservation translocation: trade-offs for species survival and biodiversity

As efforts to help wildlife ramp up after the devastating bushfire season, University of Canberra researchers warn that removing species under pressure from immediate threat must be done in a measured, species-dependent way.

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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

Amy Newman talks about her experience working at New Scientist Live as BES Public Engagement intern.

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

Four action packed days, thousands of enthused visitors, and countless ecological insights. Headlining the Earth Zone at New Scientist Live 2019, the society’s 'Incredible Creatures' multisensory photography exhibition was a roaring success.

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Inspiring the next generation

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Inspiring the next generation

A new generation of ecologists complete another successful BES summer school.

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Former president of the British Ecological Society, Professor Sue Hartley, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Working landscapes can support diverse bird species

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Working landscapes can support diverse bird species

Private and fragmented forests in Costa Rica have similar bird communities to nature reserves

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

The BES explored the importance of insects for our food at Field to Fork Festival

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