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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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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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Using Nature to Find Solutions to Human Problems

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Using Nature to Find Solutions to Human Problems

The BES Policy Team is working with members to produce a report assessing the evidence for NBS delivery potential across the UK.

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Biodiversity, Forestry and Wood: Reflecting on the Evidence

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Biodiversity, Forestry and Wood: Reflecting on the Evidence

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

PhD student Helen Whitehead has faced disruption to her studies, finances and wedding plans thanks to the coronavirus.

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What I learnt from my BES POST Fellowship 2019

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What I learnt from my BES POST Fellowship 2019

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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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More taxpayers’ money for the environment and public benefit

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More taxpayers’ money for the environment and public benefit

3,647 researchers call for Common Agricultural Policy reform with science to be taken into consideration.

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Ten BES women you should know about

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Ten BES women you should know about

We celebrate 10 women who dedicate their time and energy to ensure the BES is a dynamic, relevant, inclusive and fun society.

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What’s good for livestock can be good for wildlife

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What’s good for livestock can be good for wildlife

With protected areas only covering 15% of the earth’s surface, it’s essential to conserve biodiversity outside of these places. New research looks at southern Kenya to explore how maintaining large open spaces can allow herders, their livestock and wildlife to co-exist.

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Call for policy makers to protect pollinators

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Call for policy makers to protect pollinators

Pollinating insects could thrive if improvements are made to agri-environment schemes across Europe, new study led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) finds.

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Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change and Biodiversity Challenges: Call for Expertise

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Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change and Biodiversity Challenges: Call for Expertise

The BES is calling for expertise for nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation.

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Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents – common and exploited species profit most

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Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents – common and exploited species profit most

Marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea are home to more fish species, with the greatest gains found among species most sensitive to exploitation

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