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.
The Tamdhu Fish Pass project, which SEPA is a partner of, was unveiled last week. The 4.5 metre high, 16m long construction is now allowing salmon and sea trout to breed in a 2.3 mile stretch of the Knockando Burn that has been inaccessible since Victorian times. The target date for reopening this section of the Knockando Burn to migrating fish was 2027 but the Tamdhu Fish Pass Project has allowed this to be completed nine years early.
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.