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New multi-million-pound projects to conserve Welsh rivers and bogs

Monday, January 31, 2022

TWO major projects have been given the green light to protect, enhance and help restore nature and the environment in Wales – great news to help tackle the Nature Emergency.

These projects, supported through the EU’s LIFE Programme and match funded by the Welsh Government, will ensure that the £13.8 million cash injection will breathe new life into urgent conservation challenges over the next five years.

Tweed Forum Celebrates 30 Years of Environmental Action

Friday, January 14, 2022

Tweed Forum, the charitable trust that looks after the 5,000 sq km catchment of one of the world’s most famous salmon fishing rivers – the River Tweed - is celebrating 30 years of environmental action.

The River Tweed is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and while the main river channel is well known, it contains some significant tributaries including the Teviot, Ettrick, Gala and Leader Waters, the Whiteadder and the River Till as well as many smaller watercourses amounting to 12,500km in total.

Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

Friday, January 14, 2022

We want to know what you think about how biodiversity net gain will work in practice. This consultation sets out our proposals and asks questions about how biodiversity net gain will be applied to Town and Country Planning Act development, and, at a higher level, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Dee Catchment Partnership wins prestigious nature award

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Dee Catchment Partnership, a collective of organisations tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland, has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The highest accolade for nature conservation in the country, the awards recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements in Scottish nature conservation. The 10th annual ceremony was held virtually this year, hosted by BBC Landward’s Arlene Stuart.

Open Rivers Programme

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Open Rivers Programme is launched today to support dam removal projects and restore thousands of km of rivers across Europe

The Open Rivers Programme is excited to officially launch today, thanks to a €42.5 million grant over six years from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

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