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A step forward in the journey towards 30by30 in England

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A step forward in the journey towards 30by30 in England

Defra has published its guidance on how England can deliver 30by30 on land.

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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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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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Biodiversity credits: everything you need to know

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Biodiversity credits: everything you need to know

Find out what they are and all about the race to develop the best method for measuring biodiversity.

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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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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

England’s Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is seeking evidence on nature recovery and volunteers to join its new College of Experts.

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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 can we balance wildlife conservation with public access to nature? 

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How can we balance wildlife conservation with public access to nature? 

At the BES People, Policy & Planet event in April we brought together 45 ecologists, practitioners, healthcare workers and policymakers to debate balancing wildlife conservation with public access to nature.

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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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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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BES informs House of Lords' inquiry on reaching the 30x30 target

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BES informs House of Lords' inquiry on reaching the 30x30 target

Prof. Rick Stafford and Prof. Jane Hill summarised the key findings of the BES report on protected areas for the Environmental and Climate Change Committee.

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