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Why rewilding is vital for wildlife and farmers

Monday, April 1, 2019

Rewilding is vital for our wildlife and good for farmers says Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain, who makes an impassioned argument in support of rewilding in our latest podcast episode.

Our natural world is in trouble and Rewilding Britain’s Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain argues that we must recreate wildlife-rich habitats on a huge scale and reintroduce lost species – and that this will be good for landowners and local people, too. Hear his impassioned argument here.

An assessment of the potential for Natural Flood Management to offset climate change impacts

Friday, March 29, 2019

Natural Flood Management (NFM) aims to work with natural processes to reduce flood risk, and can potentially contribute to integrated flood risk management (alongside engineering solutions) by providing landscape-based resilience to climate change impacts. Here, two approaches are used to assess the extent to which NFM could offset the impacts of climate change on floods in Great Britain. The first looks at specific catchments where there is quantitative evidence for the effect of NFM measures on peak flows.

UN declares 2021 to 2030 ‘Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The United Nations has issued a massive global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hectares – an area larger than the South American continent – stand to be restored.

PhD Opportunity - Rewilding and Natural Flood Management

Monday, March 4, 2019

Allocated four-year PhD position at Queen Mary University of London available to start in September 2019. The successful candidate will start their project in September 2019 and will participate in training and cohort activities of the London NERC DTP.

Deadline for applicants: Monday 18 March 2019

 

Project title: Rewilding and Natural Flood Management

First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Innovative new datasets, estimating the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually, have been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

The data will provide researchers, water companies and policy-makers with more information on the likely extent of pesticide and fertiliser use across landscapes so they can work with the agricultural industry to develop more sustainable farming methods, including greater efficiency in agrochemical application.

CROWDFUNDED Crosthwaite Culvert Removal

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We are so excited to announce that the first CROWDFUNDED barrier has been removed!! The Crosthwaite Culvert in Northern England needed 10.000 donated funds and we did it together! By opening the stream, it is hoped that it will be colonised by aquatic plants, insects and fish species. They are also installing an educational freshwater pond where local, young students can come learn about the freshwater environment and species! This is an amazing project and ambition that would not have been possible without the generosity of the people who are investing in the rewilding of our future.

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