CEH climate modeller Chris Huntingford tells us more about a recent China-UK collaboration aiming to generate a better understanding of large-scale catchment properties and runoff under climate change...
Wild eels are being microchipped in a bid to bring them back from the brink of global extinction.
Numbers of glass eels returning to the UK have decreased by 95% in the past 40 years due to habitat loss and obstructions in waterways hindering their movements, according to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).
The trust blames “low-lying land reclamation, flood control measures - such as tidal flaps - and obsolete industrial structures like weirs” for destroying and preventing access to eels’ habitat.
From the Center for Watershed Protection
An exciting new river restoration project designed to restore the Glazert Water to a more natural condition and minimise the likelihood of flooding in the River Kelvin Catchment downstream is one step closer.
Online course 'Ecosystem services entrepreneurship: from ideas to business' launched
With this training, we aim to close the gap between nature conservation and entrepreneurial activities. Improbving the skills of our forester, environmental students and professionals in using business to market and improve ecosystem services conservation.
The course is run by University of Padova and Etifor|Valuing Nature, in partnership with 7 other leading universities and environmental businesses around the world.
An inaugural grant from the newly established Endangered Landscapes Programme will enable Rewilding Europe and local partners to scale up rewilding efforts across an expansive area of wetland and steppe in the transboundary Danube Delta area. This will bring huge benefits to wild nature and a wide range of local stakeholders.
Fish need to move to find food, escape predators and reach suitable habitat for reproduction. Too often, however, human activities get in the way. Dams, weirs and culverts (the tunnels and drains often found under roads) can create barriers that fragment habitats, isolating fish populations.
The department says that reclassifying responsibility for the rivers will benefit local communities by allowing those most familiar with the land to take control of the watercourses, while ensuring that the agency can better prioritise resources to where they can most effectively reduce flood risk.