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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of agriculture.

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Defining and delivering resilient ecological networks in England

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Defining and delivering resilient ecological networks in England

What would a resilient network look like and how can it be assessed?

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

MSc students reflect on our Scottish Policy Group's policy training workshop

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

Looking back at our latest policy discussion event in Inverness.

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Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

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Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop summaries the key recommendations from the British Ecological Society and the Marine Biological Association 's workshop report on the marine environment after Brexit.

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Consultation launched on Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

A new consultation has been launched by Defra into the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill.

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

A timely symposium organised by the British Ecological Society and the UK’s statutory nature conservation agencies.

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

The BES were invited by Scottish Environment LINK to be part of their event ‘Generation Earth: Celebrating Young Environmental Campaigners’

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What will be the next big issues to impact the environment?

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What will be the next big issues to impact the environment?

Help identify the next big conservation and environmental issues on the horizon.

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Inquiry on plant and animal biosecurity post-Brexit

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Inquiry on plant and animal biosecurity post-Brexit

A new inquiry has been launched by the Lord’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee to look at the impact of Brexit on plant and animal biosecurity.

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BES Members Quiz Politicians at Voice of the Future 2018

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BES Members Quiz Politicians at Voice of the Future 2018

Abi Gazzard is a BES member and PhD student at the University of Reading. She recently participated in Voice of the Future 2018; an event where young scientists and engineers get to ask political figures important science policy questions in the Houses of Parliament. Read about her experience here.

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The Changing Arctic: An Environmental Audit Committee inquiry

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The Changing Arctic: An Environmental Audit Committee inquiry

Help the BES respond to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into how the Arctic is changing and what it means for the UK.

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Reflections on BES Policy Internship

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Reflections on BES Policy Internship

Account of Adele Julier's experience as a BES Policy Intern.

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Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit Consultation

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Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit Consultation

Help the BES respond to the Defra consultation on “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit".

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Policy in the European Parliament

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Policy in the European Parliament

Sofia Cota-Franco's account of shadowing Julie Girling MEP in Brussels

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