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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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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

An open access journal exploring the relationships between humans and nature.

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

Tagging in Southern California and Mexico shows most shark deaths due to unintentional capture in fishing gear.

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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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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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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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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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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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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

Patagonia may lose its only native bumblebee species due to invasions by alien bee species sanctioned by government policy.

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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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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 new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

Ecologists have developed a new method to prioritize natural sites for restoration actions aimed to improve the provision of ecosystem services.

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Gove outlines post-Brexit farming priorities

Gove outlines post-Brexit farming priorities

The UK will seek sustainability in post-Brexit agriculture

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