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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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Managing UK fisheries POSTnote

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Managing UK fisheries POSTnote

Katherine Maltby's account of her 3 month BES POST fellowship on UK fisheries management

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Finding the Common Ground

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Finding the Common Ground

Read the BES Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group's report on finding the common ground for a future agriculture policy.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

Contribute to the BES response to the Environment Audit Committee's inquiry into the 25 year plan to improve the environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Becoming climate smart: putting natural environment science into adaptation plans

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Becoming climate smart: putting natural environment science into adaptation plans

Highlights from the Ecology for the National Adaptation Programme for Climate Change workshop

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What should the UK's post-Brexit agri-environment policy look like?

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What should the UK's post-Brexit agri-environment policy look like?

Help our Brexit Policy Working Group gather evidence to inform crucial policy decisions

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Parliamentary Links Day: Bringing scientists and parliamentarians together

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Parliamentary Links Day: Bringing scientists and parliamentarians together

British Ecological Society's key highlights from Parliamentary Links Day 2017

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From Cornwall to ZSL London for a day on how to engage with Parliament

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From Cornwall to ZSL London for a day on how to engage with Parliament

Dr Thais Martins highlights the key lessons learnt from the BES / ZSL Engaging with Parliament and Responding to Inquiries Training workshop.

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