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The biosphere cannot save us on its own - our response to COP28

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The biosphere cannot save us on its own - our response to COP28

From seagrass to rainforests, natural ecosystems have enormous potential to fight climate change. But the capabilities of the biosphere are being stretched to the limit.

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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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<i>Trophy Hunting</i> named British Ecological Society book of the year

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Trophy Hunting named British Ecological Society book of the year

Trophy Hunting by Dr Nikolaj Bichel and Professor Adam Hart, wins The Marsh Ecology Book of the Year,

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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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New IPBES report delivers “wakeup call” on the growing global threats of invasive species

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New IPBES report delivers “wakeup call” on the growing global threats of invasive species

Global efforts to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 could be jeopardised by rising cases of invasive species.

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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

British Ecological Society signs open letter calling for the UK government to ramp up environmental ambitions as part of Nature 2030.

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

The BES calls for UK government to broaden investments in life sciences as ecological funding falls behind other disciplines.

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Making space for agriculture and rewilding in England

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Making space for agriculture and rewilding in England

Opportunities to adopt rewilding practices across England’s agricultural countryside.

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Caffi Ecology: Net Benefits for Biodiversity

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Caffi Ecology: Net Benefits for Biodiversity

The inaugural Welsh Policy Group Caffi Ecology event focused on Net Benefits for Biodiversity

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Members of the public produce first People’s Plan for Nature

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Members of the public produce first People’s Plan for Nature

The plan was launched today and written by members of the public to protect and restore nature in the UK.

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British Ecological Society calls for greater funding for ecological research and sets out research agenda

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British Ecological Society calls for greater funding for ecological research and sets out research agenda

Two landmark reports by the British Ecological Society reveal that ecological sciences are losing out on funding compared to other sciences.

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Part 2: Will ELMS achieve their environmental objectives?

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Part 2: Will ELMS achieve their environmental objectives?

In part 2 of this series, we ask whether ELMS will be able to achieve their environmental objectives.

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Soil transplantation internationally explored for land restoration

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Soil transplantation internationally explored for land restoration

An international study reveals the benefit of soil transplantation in restoring natural landscape areas.

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Part 1: What will the Environmental Land Management Schemes pay for?

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Part 1: What will the Environmental Land Management Schemes pay for?

The first blog in this series looks at ELMS, and the aims of this new policy.

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