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Water, Infrastructure & Climate Change - National Infrastructure Commission Report

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission has assessed the impact of the environment and climate change on future infrastructure. It includes analysis of water quality and water resource impacts, and looks at the prospects for integrating green infrastructure and natural capital into future infrastructure plans.

Fish Conservation on the Thames - Guidance for Developers from ZSL

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has published guidance on fish conservation for planners, developers, local authority officers and consultants, with the goal of improving fish conservation in the Tidal Thames region, encompassing all Local Authorities adjoining the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Gravesend.

Volunteer Opportunity: International Wetland Communications (WLI)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) provide wetland conservation solutions that work in today's society, sustaining both wildlife and people. WWT have been working to save wetlands and their wildlife for nearly 70 years, using a successful model of wetland centres in the UK, combined with UK-based and international species and wetland conservation projects. For the last 25 years, we have been running the WLI programme (Wetland Link International), a support network for wetland centres globally.

WTT Seeks a New Trustee

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Wild Trout Trust is currently seeking an additional Director (Trustee) to join its Board of Directors. WTT are particularly interested in an individual in possession of significant professional communications and marketing experience, and who would be able to use this to provide strategic direction to the WTT's communications activities.

Job Opportunity: Biodiversity Planning Officer

Monday, July 24, 2017

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are looking for an experienced ecologist to work as part of the Living Landscapes North Team, providing advice and assistance to Local Authorities on planning applications, policies and strategies.

This is a challenging position that requires an excellent understanding of wildlife legislation, the planning system and current planning policies.

Potential candidates will need to demonstrate significant experience of undertaking habitat and species surveys and be able to work to tight deadlines.

2017 Thiess International Riverprize Finalists

Friday, July 21, 2017

The River Tweed has been announced as an International River Prize Finalist, just two years after winning the UK River Prize in 2015. Congratulations to all those involved in improving the Tweed Catchment! The other finalists are:

  • Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers (Alaska, USA)
  • San Antonio River (Texas, USA)
  • Pasig River (Philippines)

Find out more about each of the rivers here

£10m Fund to Restore Peatland Opens for Applications

Friday, July 21, 2017

Applications are being welcomed to fund peatland restoration across England

A £10million grant scheme to restore England's iconic peatlands has officially opened for bids, Environment Minister Thérése Coffey announced today.

In England, peatlands cover 11% of the country and provide a key habitat for birds such as the merlin, dunlin and golden plover. They provide 70% of the country's drinking water and store more than 3.2billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. But it is estimated as much as four fifths of our peatland is in need of restoration.