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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

Agri-environment schemes can significantly increase local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production.

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Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

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Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

A summary of the BES response to the consultation on the Nature Recovery Green Paper

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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

Are environmental governance institutions shifting to be able to manage the recovery, rather than just the protection, of nature?

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

Join our online workshop with Defra to discuss England’s approach to climate change adaptation.

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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

A summary of the policy team's response to this key consultation.

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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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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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Protecting our most threatened and vulnerable: What does the future hold for the Wildlife and Countryside Act?

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Protecting our most threatened and vulnerable: What does the future hold for the Wildlife and Countryside Act?

Changes to the Act have raised concerns that some threatened British species may lose important protection.

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Will Biodiversity Net Gain deliver for nature in England?

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Will Biodiversity Net Gain deliver for nature in England?

Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain in England may need refinement to deliver true gains for nature.

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Your Guide to the COPs - What happened at COP26?

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Your Guide to the COPs - What happened at COP26?

Couldn't keep up with the flurry of COP26 coverage and analysis? See all the key outputs here!

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EAB2021 Workshop: Using the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

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EAB2021 Workshop: Using the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

Read more about our upcoming workshop at the Annual Meeting about applying nature-based solutions

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Wildlife & Countryside Act consultation

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Wildlife & Countryside Act consultation

The JNCC needs input on its proposed changes to this key UK conservation legislation

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Evaluation of Ecological Mitigation Measures in Practice

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Evaluation of Ecological Mitigation Measures in Practice

A research article has highlighted evidence gaps regarding the effectiveness of ecological mitigation and compensation measures

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Woodland and hedgerow creation will be crucial to support pollinators in Wales

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Woodland and hedgerow creation will be crucial to support pollinators in Wales

The largest survey of pollinator abundance in Wales has found that woodland and hedgerow creation can play a crucial role in action to reverse declines in insects.

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