13 Jun 2019

Defra launches UK Forest Genetic Resources Strategy Locked

A new strategy coordinating and promoting urgent action on research and conservation of genetic diversity within UK tree species has been launched.

7 Jun 2019

Manchester airport car park causes controversy Locked

Locals oppose the 2,700-space car park on ecological and green space grounds.

26 Apr 2019

One giant leap for UK wildlife Locked

Claire Wansbury, Associate Director of Ecology, at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins looks at the opportunities provided by biodiversity net gain.

28 Jan 2019

High Court blocks wildlife trusts' challenge to Expressway Locked

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

9 Mar 2018

Pine martens could be key to red squirrel protection, finds latest research Locked

The presence of pine martens has a positive effect on red squirrel populations, according to a recent collaborative study.

9 Mar 2018

Newt survey deadlines emphasised Locked

Seasonably restricted great crested newt surveys must get underway in the coming months, according to Delta Simons.

9 Mar 2018

EAC inquiry investigates the ecological impacts of nitrate pollution Locked

Experts reveal the need to target phosphorus and nitrate pollution in tandem in order to protect the UK’s ecosystems.

9 Mar 2018

Biodiversity Metric is savaged in survey Locked

Natural England’s survey on the Defra Biodiversity Metric has revealed that many of its elements are no longer considered appropriate and need to be revised.

28 Feb 2018

Tidal scheme could harm wildlife, says Trust Locked

The proposed Mersey barrage scheme threatens the wellbeing of estuary wildlife, claims the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

22 Feb 2018

Southern Water trials smart sensors in pipelines Locked

Continuous monitoring smart sensors will be used to track PH, chlorine and detect leaks.

16 Feb 2018

Peterborough Plan shelves damaging development Locked

The City Council’s Local Plan no longer contains a potentially environmentally damaging development at Castor, according to the Wildlife Trust.

26 Jan 2018

Homes rejected on ecology and flooding grounds Locked

A 24-home scheme in Ullesthorpe has been rejected on flooding and ecology and highway grounds.

18 Jan 2018

London’s parks and green spaces face uncertain future Locked

London’s parks and green spaces face an uncertain future due to limited funds according to a London Assembly Environment Committee report.

11 Jan 2018

Northern Forest creation backed by government Locked

The government has kick-started plans to create a new Northern Forest (NF), in collaboration with the Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust.

18 Dec 2017

NRW delays tree planting scheme Locked

Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh government have decided to delay removing trees on part of a new flood scheme in Cardiff.

8 Dec 2017

Approval for largest woodland planting scheme in 30 years Locked

The Forestry Commission has approved the planting of more than 600,000 trees across Northumberland over the next two years.

16 Nov 2017

JBA to carry out flood protection studies in Aberdeenshire catchments Locked

JBA is to carry out flood protection studies of three catchments in Aberdeenshire on behalf of Dougall Baillie Associates.

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24 Oct 2017

Fine handed down for destruction of Pipistrelle site Locked

A court has fined two men for destroying a Pipistrelle bat breeding site at Rowland's Castle in Hampshire.

24 Oct 2017

RSK consultant first to get badger class licence Locked

RSK has become the first environmental consultancy to register one of its consultants on Natural England’s class licence for badgers.

11 Oct 2017

Cheshire bats may not recover from HS2 says Trust Locked

HS2 Ltd. has made “vastly underestimated” the impact of the scheme on bats and voles, according to Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

11 Oct 2017

Facility for testing agrichemicals on farm streams to open in 2018 Locked

Fera is to open a ‘real world’ assessment facility in 2018 to will test the impact of new plant protection products on farmland streams and ponds.

4 Oct 2017

Guidebook published on wetland designation and management Locked

The Ramsar Convention has published a guidebook to the designation and management of Ramsar sites.

28 Sep 2017

Salmon return to the Ecclesbourne Locked

Salmon have been discovered on the River Ecclesbourne following the construction of fish passes by the Environment Agency and Trent Rivers Trust.

20 Sep 2017

GCN found in restored dew-pond Locked

Great crested newts have been found at a recently restored dew-pond at the Deep Dale nature reserve in Derbyshire.

13 Sep 2017

Greens savage Government over badger cull Locked

The Green Party and Wildlife Trust have criticised the UK Government’s decision to expand the badger cull to 11 new areas in an effort to stop the spread of bovine TB.

6 Sep 2017

MoD withdraws Lodge Hill planning application Locked

The Ministry of Defence has withdrawn its planning application to build 5,000 new houses on Lodge Hill, a former military site near Chattenden.

6 Sep 2017

Council urged to replace biodiversity lost to Cheshire development Locked

Conservationists have called for measures to be taken to replace lost biodiversity after Cheshire East Council approved planning permission for the South Macclesfield Development Area.

6 Sep 2017

Whitby holiday village development could threaten rare bats Locked

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has written to Scarborough councillors objecting to proposals to build a £40m holiday village development in “irreplaceable” ancient woodland habitat, home to five bat species.

30 Aug 2017

Firm lauds Thames cleanup Locked

Thomson Ecology has lauded the work done in recent decades in turning the River Thames from a “dead” waterway into one bustling with life

30 Aug 2017

Manganese becomes a more pressing concern Locked

Underground drinking water sources may not be as safe as previously thought in parts of the US and in three Asian countries due to manganese contamination, according to a study carried out by the University of California, Riverside.