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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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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

A summary of the policy team's response to this key consultation.

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

The 30x30 pledge is an important lever by which protected areas can become more effective.

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

A report by the British Ecological Society says that the UK government’s 30x30 commitment offers the opportunity to revitalise the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery.

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Why do protected areas matter?

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Why do protected areas matter?

Why should we care about the UK pledge to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030?

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Protecting our most threatened and vulnerable: What does the future hold for the Wildlife and Countryside Act?

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Protecting our most threatened and vulnerable: What does the future hold for the Wildlife and Countryside Act?

Changes to the Act have raised concerns that some threatened British species may lose important protection.

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Will Biodiversity Net Gain deliver for nature in England?

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Will Biodiversity Net Gain deliver for nature in England?

Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain in England may need refinement to deliver true gains for nature.

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