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Changing the tide

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Changing the tide

The need for ‘collaborative solutions’ to the twin challenges of the biodiversity and climate crises.

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How to handle ‘moving targets’ in the face of climate change

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How to handle ‘moving targets’ in the face of climate change

The Scottish Policy Group host a Pie and a Pint night in Edinburgh.

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Reflections on the State of Nature report 2019

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Reflections on the State of Nature report 2019

Fiona Burns, BES member and Conservation Scientist at the RSPB. Fiona has been involved in all three State of Nature reports, and here she reflects on her personal highlights and challenges this time around.

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Climate change is disrupting our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Climate change is disrupting our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

According to a paper by Gerald Singh and others, the far-reaching, multifaceted effects of climate change are slowing our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Transformative Change – What does this approach to conservation mean for the UK?

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Transformative Change – What does this approach to conservation mean for the UK?

The British Ecological Society's policy team, in partnership with the University of York, is hosting a Pie and a Pint (PAAP) night in York on Wednesday, 20 November from 4.30-7.15pm.

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2019 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

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2019 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

A unique opportunity to spend two days in the Scottish Parliament.

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Making Brexit Work for the Environment and Livelihoods: A Stakeholder Informed Vision

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Making Brexit Work for the Environment and Livelihoods: A Stakeholder Informed Vision

What are the long term priorities of farming and fisheries communities post-Brexit? Do they care about the environment?

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

Our Summer School students learned how to present scientific research - such as the response of seals to wind farm installations - to policymakers in a special Pie and a Pint Policy evening.

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

Can land-sharing and land-sparing be combined to meet food demands whilst conserving biodiversity?

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Call for experts: Invasive species

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Call for experts: Invasive species

Are you an invasive species expert? We need your help!

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

Being LGBT+ in the workplace should be the least of your worries as a scientist, says Dr Lillian Hunt of EDIS.

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Call for evidence: Brexit and our Seas consultation

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Call for evidence: Brexit and our Seas consultation

Increase the policy impact of your marine research and contribute to our consultation response.

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

Greenery and biodiversity is extremely valuable to urban residents - how can this be captured in decision-making?

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

Heather Plumpton reflects on her time as a BES Fellow in the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity, Julia Migné from Conservation Optimism gives us reasons to stay hopeful about the restoration of biodiversity.

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