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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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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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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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Wildcat, feral or stray? The difficulties of cat categorisation explored

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Wildcat, feral or stray? The difficulties of cat categorisation explored

A new study explores the difficulties of wildcat categorisation on conservation efforts.

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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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Loud music festivals could reduce bat activity in some species by nearly 50%

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Loud music festivals could reduce bat activity in some species by nearly 50%

Loud music playback alone at UK music festivals is enough to cause significant disturbance to bats.

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BES2023 registration and abstract submissions now open

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BES2023 registration and abstract submissions now open

Registration and abstract submissions are now open for our 2023 Annual Meeting.

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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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How to plan an Annual Meeting workshop: 5 tips for success

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How to plan an Annual Meeting workshop: 5 tips for success

You can now submit an idea to run your own workshop at BES2023

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Lockdowns revealed the British wildlife most at risk of becoming roadkill

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Lockdowns revealed the British wildlife most at risk of becoming roadkill

Researchers find that badgers, foxes and pheasants benefitted the most from reduced traffic traffic UK lockdowns.

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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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Peregrine falcon diets affected by human activities according to new study

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Peregrine falcon diets affected by human activities according to new study

A UK based team explored the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on peregrine falcon diets

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Hen harrier row could help in other conservation conflicts

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Hen harrier row could help in other conservation conflicts

The long-running row over Britain’s hen harriers could offer lessons for other conservation conflicts.

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Wellbeing benefits of citizen science projects revealed in first of its kind study

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Wellbeing benefits of citizen science projects revealed in first of its kind study

A first of its kind study explores the wellbeing benefits of participating in citizen science

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BES response to the UK's Environment Improvement Plan

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BES response to the UK's Environment Improvement Plan

The British Ecological Society welcomes commitments made Environment Improvement Plan to give everyone access to natural space within fifteen minutes’ from their home.

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