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Survey on local partnerships and the delivery of economic, social and environmental benefits

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking information on local partnerships and the delivery of economic, health an environmental benefits. Defra has commissioned independent research consultancy, Collingwood Environmental Planning (with its partners the Ecosystems Knowledge Network and New Economics Foundation) to undertake a survey on this topic.

Threatened crayfish rescued from claws of invasive species

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A threatened species of crayfish is making a comeback in Lincolnshire after the Environment Agency (EA) and conservation groups relocated them away from their invasive non-native predators.

Native white-clawed crayfish – the country’s largest freshwater crustaceans – have been in decline since non-native American signal crayfish escaped into UK waters in the 1970s. The larger, invasive crayfish outcompete native species for food and habitat and carry a disease fatal to the UK species.

'Troubling' wildlife decline for Welsh rivers

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

One of the longest-running studies of streams in the world – the minute study of 14 brooks that tumble through a remote Welsh mountain landscape – has exposed a troubling loss of riverine wildlife.

Ecologists working on the Llyn Brianne Observatory project in mid Wales, which has been in operation for almost 40 years, have flagged up the disappearance and decline of invertebrates from the streams.

Environment Agency committed to Lower Otter River restoration

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

This assurance means that work to manage the estuary can press ahead and avoid delays on delivering the £8-9 million scheme.

“We are completely committed to the Lower Otter Restoration Project and, together with our partners, want to drive forward our work to create multiple benefits for people and wildlife,” said Ben Johnstone, Environment Agency flood risk manager.

Wales Environment Link (WEL) and Natural Resources Wales to protect endangered eels

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Organisations team up to protect endangered eels

Conservation partnership teams with NRW to help protect eels in Merthyr.

Wales Environment Link (WEL) species champion initiative – partnership between Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru (S&TC) and the South East Wales Rivers Trust – have teamed with Natural Resources Wales to help protect critically endangered eels in Merthyr.

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2018 Scholarship Programme

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration is offering a new scholarship program to support participation of students and professionals in workshops or conferences related to ecological restoration.

Here is a great opportunity for students and professionals interested in long-term networking with the restoration community in the Central Rockies to attend one of the several restoration conferences/workshops happening this year.