22 Feb 2019

Data helps EA target release of 18,000 fish

Ecology Briefing: The EA has focused its restocking activities using the findings from national fish surveys.

22 Feb 2019

Satellites shine a light on eel migration

Ecology Briefing: Improving the conservation of the European Eel may be a step closer thanks to the strategic use of satellite technology.

22 Feb 2019

Big data can support natural asset management Locked

Ecology Briefing: Latest research shows big data can help target different natural capital management approaches to areas where they will be most effective.

22 Feb 2019

Banned insect killer in UK waterways Locked

Brownfield Briefing: High levels of a chemical used for pet flea treatment, which is known to harm bees and water-based insects including water beetles and dragonflies, has been discovered polluting waterways in Kent.

21 Feb 2019

Enviro-professionals publish practical guide on biodiversity net gain Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A more in-depth, practical set of guidelines for a wide range of stakeholders has now been added to previous high-level guidance on biodiversity net gain.

21 Feb 2019

Parks receive £13m from Government Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The funding will be used to create new green spaces and help redevelop derelict spaces.

15 Feb 2019

Ecosulis launches Rewilding Tech Challenge Locked

Ecology Briefing: Technologies promoting rewilding of areas affected by biodiversity loss and degradation that also benefit society and economy are being invited by consultancy Ecosulis.

14 Feb 2019

Street tree biodiversity is key, says Professor Locked

Ecology Briefing: Having different species of trees by urban areas can reduce pests and boost biodiversity, says Dr Nina Bassuk, of the Urban Horticulture Institute.

14 Feb 2019

Avon Valley development will "irrevocably harm wildlife", claims WLT

Ecology Briefing: According to the trust, the development site provides functional supporting habitat that has been used by breeding and feeding bird populations.

14 Feb 2019

NRW and Afonydd Cymru join forces to restore and protect Welsh rivers

Ecology Briefing: It is hoped the partnership will bring about “much-needed restoration” for Welsh rivers.

14 Feb 2019

Anglian Water unveils natural capital ambitions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The water utility reveals its ambitions to protect local natural capital from the effects of climate change and growth.

14 Feb 2019

Man fined for destroying bat roosts Locked

Ecology Briefing: The developer pled guilty at Haywards Heath Magistrates Court in West Sussex to two counts of roost destruction.

8 Feb 2019

Drilling in Poole Bay commences despite wildlife trust’s fears

Ecology Briefing: Dorset Wildlife Trust highlights concerns surrounding the ecological impacts of the drilling.

7 Feb 2019

Progress on natural capital remains patchy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Doubts over governance, status, metrics and inconsistent use in decision-making are all hampering progress of the 25 Year Environment Plan, say natural capital experts

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7 Feb 2019

Cheshire East Council backs eco-homes alongside wetland restoration

Ecology Briefing: The small-scale development will incorporate a range of sustainable building measures while also restoring local habitat.

7 Feb 2019

Biodiversity net gain proposals: industry reactions Locked

Ecology Briefing: Questions raised include the capacity of local authorities to deliver the scheme and the workings of the cash tariff.

7 Feb 2019

Belfast injects £4m into connecting open spaces Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The City Council’s Connecting Open Spaces project seeks to “create and animate” a network of shared spaces.

6 Feb 2019

Germany invests 2m euro in global peatlands

Ecology Briefing: The investment in the Global Peatlands Initiative will help ensure that peatlands remain as carbon sinks rather than carbon sources.

6 Feb 2019

GLA to use urban greening factor Locked

Ecology Briefing: The planning tool makes sure new developments provide suitable levels of green infrastructure.

1 Feb 2019

RTPI launches training tool to protect ancient woodland

Ecology Briefing: The training aims to increase planner's awareness of the mitigative measures they can enforce to protect ancient woodland.

1 Feb 2019

University tool supports saltmarsh management

Ecology Briefing: The tool hopes to support the management and reinstatement of saltmarsh habitats across the UK.

1 Feb 2019

Satellite technology to watch for pollution and habitat loss? Locked

Ecology Briefing: As satellite technology becomes more affordable and effective, its ability to monitor the Earth could be applied to support habitats and fight pollution.

31 Jan 2019

WSP to research UK climate risk interactions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The research aims to identify and understand climate change effects across a range of environments.

31 Jan 2019

Monitoring systems need to adapt more, says institute Locked

Ecology Briefing: Further development is needed to enable the adaptive management of our ecosystems, according to the James Hutton Institute.

28 Jan 2019

High Court blocks wildlife trusts' challenge to Expressway Locked

Ecology Briefing: Group of wildlife trusts has been denied a Judicial Review of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway route.

27 Jan 2019

River-side revitalisation project receives £315,000 Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental projects and a series of new routes for pedestrians and cyclists will hopefully boost communities by the River Leven in Fife.

27 Jan 2019

Thousands of fish saved from salt water tidal surge Locked

Ecology Briefing: Salination tracking has helped the EA protect thousands of fish in Norfolk.

27 Jan 2019

Urban areas offer pollinator hope

Ecology Briefing: Allotments and urban gardens are particularly good for pollinators, says researchers at the University of Leeds.

27 Jan 2019

Disease threatens Wales' largest ancient woodland

Ecology Briefing: Woodland Trust acts to protect woodland from fungal outbreak.

27 Jan 2019

Salmon discovered in River Don Locked

Ecology Briefing: The body of an adult salmon has been found in the River Don suggesting efforts to make the river more accessible to migrating salmon are working.