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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

ZSL-led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalise on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss.

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment; the good, the bad, and the non-committal.

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A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment; the good, the bad, and the non-committal.

The long awaited 25 year plan for the environment was published in January 2018. Here we draw out the most important issues for BES membership.

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

A joint statement from ecological societies on the value of cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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Making ‘green Brexit’ work for agriculture and the environment

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Making ‘green Brexit’ work for agriculture and the environment

Post-Brexit policy should carry out a root-and-branch reform to better address the specific needs of the UK’s farming and food sectors whilst protecting the countryside.

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Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

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Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

Read Emily Schofield's highlights from attending the Scottish Policy Group's Policy Training workshop in Stirling

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Climate change impacts human health

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Climate change impacts human health

Dr Samuel Myers outlined devastating impacts of climate change on human health

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The Eeyore of Pessimism or the Lion’s Roar of Optimism? Options for Agri-environment schemes post Brexit.

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The Eeyore of Pessimism or the Lion’s Roar of Optimism? Options for Agri-environment schemes post Brexit.

Read Ruth Mitchell's account of the Scottish Policy Group's October 2017 Pie And A Pint evening that looked at the future of agri-environment schemes in Scotland post Brexit.

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

The British Ecological Society's parliamentary shadowing scheme offers ecologists the chance to gain an inside view of the policy world.

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Natural Capital Committee sets ambitious goals for Environment Plan

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Natural Capital Committee sets ambitious goals for Environment Plan

The Natural Capital Committee has provided advice on the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’.

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

Apply now for an opportunity to spend up to three days in the European Parliament.

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New policies needed to stop invasive plants jumping the garden fence

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New policies needed to stop invasive plants jumping the garden fence

An international team of scientists looks at integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions.

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Windows of opportunity to influence policy: four tips to improve the uptake of scientific knowledge

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Windows of opportunity to influence policy: four tips to improve the uptake of scientific knowledge

David Christian Rose explores how to make the most of policy windows to promote evidence-informed environmental policy.

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House of Lords examines the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act: have your say

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House of Lords examines the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act: have your say

Contribute to our response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act.

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Making the Repeal Bill an environmental success

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Making the Repeal Bill an environmental success

The Repeal Bill will play a major role in shaping the environmental outcomes of Brexit. How can the Government ensure it is a success?

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