News for: biodiversity

Will Biodiversity Net Gain improve English biodiversity? Results from the first evaluation of Net Gain, and what's next

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sophus zu Ermgassen and Dr Joseph Bull, researchers at the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, discuss what the impacts of mandatory Net Gain are likely to be and what wildlife and environmental groups need to think about next.

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PM commits to protect 30% of UK land in boost for biodiversity

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Prime Minister is committing today (Monday 28 September) to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030.

Existing National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other protected areas already comprise approximately 26% of land in England. An additional 4% – over 400,000 hectares, the size of the Lake District and South Downs national parks combined – will be protected to support the recovery of nature.

Ecological engineering applied to aquatic environments: projects with multiple benefits

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The French National River Restoration Centre, as part of the French Agency for Biodiversity presents a new video. This video shows the benefits ecological engineering can have on flood protection, rainwater management, water quality in peri-urban areas and in harbor management.

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Biodiversity and ecosystem services: Protecting the planet's ecological resources

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Europe is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna, many of which are unique. This natural wealth provides us with clean air and water, productive soils as well as energy and natural resources for economic and social development. Such healthy ecosystems help mitigate the impacts of climate change, while supporting a green economy, creating job opportunities and enhancing biodiversity.

Video: What does a biodiversity emergency mean for humans?

Friday, May 10, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of different species of animals and plants are facing extinction because of human activity, according to the United Nations.

The full report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be released later today and is expected to say this biodiversity crisis is on a par with - and maybe exceeds - climate change.

CaBA Biodiversity Pack

Monday, April 1, 2019

Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) have put together a very useful and informative 'Biodiversity Pack'.

The 'CaBA Biodiversity Pack' has been produced to support catchment partnerships and others in their delivery of freshwater and wetland biodiversity projects.

Building on a host of existing habitat management guidance, the pack aims to:

1. Provide an ecological explanation of why natural ecosystem function is important to our freshwater and wetland wildlife; and


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