An inaugural grant from the newly established Endangered Landscapes Programme will enable Rewilding Europe and local partners to scale up rewilding efforts across an expansive area of wetland and steppe in the transboundary Danube Delta area. This will bring huge benefits to wild nature and a wide range of local stakeholders.
Fish need to move to find food, escape predators and reach suitable habitat for reproduction. Too often, however, human activities get in the way. Dams, weirs and culverts (the tunnels and drains often found under roads) can create barriers that fragment habitats, isolating fish populations.
The department says that reclassifying responsibility for the rivers will benefit local communities by allowing those most familiar with the land to take control of the watercourses, while ensuring that the agency can better prioritise resources to where they can most effectively reduce flood risk.
A review into the effectiveness of the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC has prompted more than 100 NGOs to launch a public campaign aimed at encouraging the public to speak out in favour of preserving the law.
Putting Biodiversity back Together: Processes controlling the re-assembly of Ecosystems
Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
FBA announce a rare and exciting opportunity to join their Pearl Mussel Team. They are recruiting for the post of Reintroductions Research Officer.
Water management that integrates natural features reduces costs and increases benefits, but integrated approaches are not yet standard practice. Rather than restoring degraded headwaters and the services they provide, spending continues to focus on traditional infrastructure to solve water problems with little consideration of alternatives.
Are we overlooking key pressures in our efforts to improve the ecosystem health of Europe's waters? asks Valerie Houlden
Scientists are trialling the use of drones and in situ technologies to monitor water quality.
The project, called the Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical Monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries (MONOCLE), is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme and will work in tandem with the satellite earth observation techniques which are also being used to provide water quality data.
The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) is looking for methodologies for producing a tool to help decision-making for businesses.
NCC is running a project with the Cambridge Conservation Initiaitive, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity-focused conservation organisations, to strengthen the way in which the Natural Capital Protocol addresses biodiversity.