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

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.

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

Europe, UK
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

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.

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

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.

27 Jan 2019

QTS appointed to £100m geotechnical rail framework Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Network Rail announced over £400m worth of appointments as £4bn control period commences.

21 Jan 2019

Egg smuggler receives three-year sentence Locked

Ecology Briefing: Border officers at Heathrow Airport have caught a man smuggling 19 rare and endangered bird eggs into the UK.

21 Jan 2019

Gloucestershire WLT launches project to protect ancient woodland

Ecology Briefing: Trust volunteers and staff work to prevent tree population decline with replanting scheme.

21 Jan 2019

Pocket parks funding to free up community space Locked

Ecology Briefing: The Open Spaces Society has welcomed the Government’s pledge to provide match funding for communities looking to create small community spaces.

21 Jan 2019

Ashford farmer slapped with stream pollution fine Locked

Ecology Briefing: Farmer ordered to pay over £7k in fines and costs after pollution breaks limits for good water.

21 Jan 2019

Consultancy publishes 2019 survey and mitigation calendars Locked

Ecology Briefing: Calendars aim to help prevent delays by enabling surveying works to be undertaken at optimum times.

Europe, UK
13 Jan 2019

LEP helps back £2.6m natural flood management project Locked

Ecology Briefing: LEP reveals backing for flood management project three years on from the devastating 2015 Boxing Day floods.

13 Jan 2019

SNH guidance aims to protect bats from onshore wind developments

Ecology Briefing: Guidance seeks share best practice and reduce the risk posed to bats by wind turbines.

13 Jan 2019

Thames Water fined £2m following Oxfordshire pollution Locked

Ecology Briefing: Water utility found to have polluted two streams which support a range of species including kingfishers, herons and brown trout.

13 Jan 2019

Yorkshire Water partnership will plant one million trees

Ecology Briefing: The collaborative project will help contribute to creating the Northern Forest while improving biodiversity and reducing flood risk.

15 Dec 2018

Objectors fight 2000-home redevelopment at Lancashire colliery Locked

Ecology Briefing: They say it lead to the destruction of a “special, unique and cherished wildlife habitat”.

15 Dec 2018

Towns and cities benefit common species, but damage unique ones Locked

Ecology Briefing: Human development of natural habitats is impacting localised species, according to a recent research paper.

7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

7 Dec 2018

Net gain in action at Beddington redevelopment

Ecology Briefing: A range of habitats will be created as part of a planning application to create a commercial hub at Beddington.

30 Nov 2018

Ornithological plan helps barn owls boom

Ecology Briefing: Natural Power reveals success of nesting activities implemented at Scottish wind farm site.

30 Nov 2018

Undertakings yield £3.2m for environmental charities Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental charities are to benefit from the latest swathe of enforcement orders negotiated by the Environment Agency.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Fish relocated ahead of Birmingham flood scheme

Ecology Briefing: Fish rescued as £32m flood risk scheme progresses.

30 Nov 2018

Record 80,000 trees to be planted across London Locked

Ecology Briefing: London’s largest ever tree planting weekend approaches as mapping reveals the scale of the city’s tree coverage.

23 Nov 2018

Bamboo home scoops international prize

Ecology Briefing: The home only takes four hours to build and could provide a sustainable, low-cost solution in the Philippines.

23 Nov 2018

British public backs independent environmental body Locked

Ecology Briefing: Almost 70% of 3,416 adults surveyed in a RSPB YouGov poll back the creation of a non-Governmental body to enforce laws that protect British wildlife.