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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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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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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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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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Calling ecologists working in the UK’s Overseas Territories

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Calling ecologists working in the UK’s Overseas Territories

If you are an ecologist working in one of the UK’s Overseas Territories, you could help inform the new UK Overseas Territory Biodiversity Strategy.

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BES response to the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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BES response to the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Negotiations at the Convention on Biological Diversity's COP15 drew to a close in the early hours of this morning, with countries agreeing on a new deal to protect nature, the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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Defra’s Environmental Targets Delayed

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Defra’s Environmental Targets Delayed

Find out more about our English Policy Group’s response to the draft environmental targets proposed by Defra earlier this year.

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Policy Debate on National Parks in Scotland

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Policy Debate on National Parks in Scotland

The British Ecological Society- Scottish Policy Group (BES-SPG ) co-hosted a ‘Pie and a Pint’ (PAAP) policy debate on National Parks with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), on October 6th 2022.

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The BES signs open letter to PM on environmental deregulation

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The BES signs open letter to PM on environmental deregulation

Today the BES has joined 78 Wildlife and Countryside Link organisations in an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to change the Government's trajectory on environmental deregulation.

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BES Policy Fellowship with Natural Resources Wales

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BES Policy Fellowship with Natural Resources Wales

Apply for the 2022/23 BES Policy Fellowship hosted at Natural Resources Wales.

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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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