Earth scientist, campaigner against fossil fuels, solar-panel entrepreneur – Scotland-based rewilder Jeremy Leggett has lived many lives. Perhaps none so controversial as his plan to buy and rewild swathes of Scottish landscape to trade as carbon and biodiversity credits. Karen Thomas went to Loch Ness to meet him.
Thames21 has announced a major new initiative which will transform how communities speak up for and act to improve the health of their local rivers across London. It will also deliver four new major river restorations in London over five years.
We are excited to announce news of a planned reintroduction of beavers at the Nene Wetlands nature reserve, Northants, expected at some point during the winter of 2024/2025.
The River Wye area's largest poultry supplier says its supply chain will no longer sell litter from poultry units to be used as fertiliser on fields within the river catchment because of the impact it has on water quality.
Curlews, short-snouted seahorses and natterjack toads set to be benefit as six nature recovery projects are launched.
An area bigger than the size of Hertfordshire is to be dedicated to fast tracking nature recovery as six new landscape-scale nature recovery projects are launched by Natural England and the government.
Wildlife charity introduces herd of Water Buffalo to improve rare wetland habitat in Hertfordshire
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have introduced a herd of Water Buffalo to graze their Thorley Wash Nature Reserve, which lies to the south of Bishop’s Stortford and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The River Restoration Centre (RRC) has a job vacancy for an experienced senior manager who can drive forward excellence in the field of river restoration. You will be leading a team advising on the restoration of natural processes and habitat, floodplain reconnection, NBS, etc. Work will be locally and nationally, in the UK and Ireland at the interface between practice, science and policy.
River restoration is the re-establishment of natural physical processes, such as flow variation, sediment transportation, erosion and deposition and the creation of hydromorphological features such as bars, pools and riffles. River restoration also incorporates physical habitats of the river, including floodplain reconnection.
What does the future of water look like? Do we need a single organisation managing our water catchments and do we need more resources to regulate the quality and quantity of our water? Join the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, John Curtin and CIWEM’s Director of Policy, Alastair Chisholm as we explore these topics – and find out what John’s biggest environmental concern is.