Red grouse on moorland © Steve Gardner

Trust welcomes action on driven grouse shooting | Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Trust has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to the independent Grouse Moor Management Group’s report (the ‘Werritty Review’), set out in the Scottish Parliament today by the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon MSP. Red grouse on moorland © Steve Gardner Our Chief Executive Jo Pike said: “We’re delighted that […]

Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced - British Ecological Society

Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced – British Ecological Society

27 November 2020 By BES Press Office The art of flight, the overall winning image by Alwin Hardenbol. An image of a flying Dalmatian Pelican, taken by Alwin Hardenbol, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’. The winning images and an additional 16 highly commended images, taken […]

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Legacy woodland grants and obligations

Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) Contents English Woodland Grant Scheme Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (FWPS) Farm Woodland Scheme Woodland Grant Scheme Who to contact for more advice or information? Appeals Print this page These legacy grant schemes still have payments or obligations: English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) Farm Woodland […]

Antarctic krill take refuge from climate change

Krill provide a highway for ocean carbon storage

27 November, 2020 Press releases Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove additional carbon from the atmosphere, in a way that is currently ‘hidden’ in global models. Scientists knew that the carbon-rich faecal pellets that krill produce, sink in the water column and can transfer carbon from the atmosphere to the deep […]

Champions for change | Scottish Wildlife Trust

Champions for change | Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Scottish Wildlife Trust has teamed up with NFU Scotland to hold a topical panel event which will examine how Scotland’s farmers and crofters can deliver for biodiversity and the climate. Cattle from the Flying Herd. © Pete Haskell The virtual event takes place on Wednesday 2 December from 11am – 12pm. This event will […]

Launching Lancashire’s Local Nature Partnership | Ribble Rivers Trust

Launching Lancashire’s Local Nature Partnership | Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble Rivers Trust Launching Lancashire’s Local Nature Partnership A partnership that will be a powerful voice and ready to take urgent action for nature in Lancashire is being relaunched. The Lancashire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) will “build aContinue readingLaunching Lancashire’s Local Nature Partnership The post Launching Lancashire’s Local Nature Partnership appeared first on Ribble Rivers […]

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How to benefit species and habitats biodiversity in your woodland

Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) Contents Support priority habitats and priority species Conserve ancient and native woodland Find out if your woodland is good for wildlife Creating new forests and woodlands Contact the Forestry Commission, England Print this page The conservation of biodiversity is an essential part of sustainable […]

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Priority open habitats and woodland creation: A field guide

Applies to: England (see publications for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) Documents Priority open habitats and woodland creation: A field guide (2020) PDF, 4.2MB, 33 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version […]

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Invoke the force majeure clause in your legacy scheme

Applies to: England Documents Force majeure application form for Forestry Commission Legacy schemes PDF, 153KB, 5 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please […]

National Trust responds to Government's Spending Review

National Trust responds to Government’s Spending Review

Hilary McGrady, Director-General at the National Trust said:  “This year has shown how important nature and green space are to people. While we welcome confirmation that climate change and the environment remain an important priority for Government, we’ve not seen the long term funding commitment to deliver the bold changes we need. That means independently […]

Shoulsbury Wood

Shoulsbury Wood, Near Brayford, Barnstaple, Devon | Woodlands.co.uk

Description Shoulsbury Wood has been part of this stunning landscape since at least the latter 1800’s. The woodland is a mix of broadleaved trees with a watercourse flowing from north to the south western side of the woodland. Accessed via a quiet road not far from the picturesque village of Brayford. A newly stoned track […]

Fox with a big black bird

I live in Scotland, Edinburgh and my dog and I saw a fox at midnight. The fox bolted as my dog barked and in doing so he/she dropped a large fluffy black bird on the middle of the road. The feathers were very puffy and shiny. This was definitely not a crow. I’m wondering if […]

The Stubborn Light of Things by nature writer Mellisa Harrison: Includes guest spots from nature lovers, extracts from her monthly nature columns in The Times, and readings from the same day in the 18th C. diaries of naturalist Gilbert White. (They're lovely little gentle gems).

The Stubborn Light of Things by nature writer Mellisa Harrison: Includes guest spots from nature lovers, extracts from her monthly nature columns in The Times, and readings from the same day in the 18th C. diaries of naturalist Gilbert White. (They’re lovely little gentle gems).

The Stubborn Light of Things by nature writer Mellisa Harrison: Includes guest spots from nature lovers, extracts from her monthly nature columns in The Times, and readings from the same day in the 18th C. diaries of naturalist Gilbert White. (They’re lovely little gentle gems). View Reddit by whatatwit – View Source

Much ado about (almost) nothing!

Much ado about (almost) nothing!

Light west wind and largely sunny. There were a few visiting birders around today, but, so far, no reports of Black Redstarts  Low tide channel from Knowlys  Eider 62 Great Crested Grebe 7 South Shore (MD) Rock Pipit – just one Common Snipe – I looked closely at the small islands of sea grass to […]

Spending review 'undermines UK green vision'

Spending review ‘undermines UK green vision’

But Ian Taylor, from the campaign group, Alliance of British Drivers, told BBC News: “We’re glad they appear to have stuck to the roads programme. We don’t object to spending on the railways and underground as well as roads, but the road network is a necessary part of infrastructure on which the economy depends.” Source […]

Snow Leopard researchers call for ethical standards for wildlife camera trapping - British Ecological Society

Snow Leopard researchers call for ethical standards for wildlife camera trapping – British Ecological Society

25 November 2020 By BES Press Office Snow Leopard Trust press release. New research published in Ecological Evidence and Solutions explores the ethical and legal responsibilities of capturing humans on wildlife camera traps. Camera traps set out for wildlife research often capture images of people including local community members and suspected poachers. A new article, published today […]

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HS2 Woodland Fund 2020 application form

Documents HS2 Woodland Fund 2020 application form PDF, 170KB, 7 pages HS2 Woodland Fund 2020 application annex MS Excel Spreadsheet, 923KB Details Use the HS2 Woodland Fund application form with the HS2 Woodland Fund application annex. You will need to provide the following information to complete the application form: Part 1 – Basic Requirements Part […]

5 ways that data and evidence shapes projects | Ribble Rivers Trust

5 ways that data and evidence shapes projects | Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble Rivers Trust 5 Ways To Use Data and Evidence Over the last 21 years Ribble Rivers Trust, together with our partners, supporters, and volunteers, have carried out a wide range of habitat improvements. Did you know that all ofContinue reading5 Ways To Use Data and Evidence The post 5 Ways To Use Data and […]

Scientist examining samples in a laboratory

Do your PhD with British Antarctic Survey in 2021

25 November, 2020 News stories Applications for PhD projects with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are now open for October 2021 admission. There are currently over 100 PhD students associated with BAS, working on a huge variety of projects! PhD projects with BAS are generally offered in collaboration with our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for […]

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eAlert: 24 November 2020 – Urban Tree Challenge Fund successes

Applies to: England (see publications for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) Documents eAlert: 24 November 2020 – Urban Tree Challenge Fund successes HTML Details Contents 134,000 trees to be planted for communities through Urban Tree Challenge Fund Plan your winter 2021/22 planting! Countryside Stewardship woodland manuals also available online as PDF’s Woodland creation and tree […]

Another brief guest appearance by BRS

Another brief guest appearance by BRS

The fresh wind from the south continues. Overcast all day with a few light showers. Black Redstart 1 briefly on Red Nab mid afternoon. It flew off north towards the Power Station non operational land – Report from Shaun. South shore – mid morning (MD) I cut across the mud, just out from the saltmarsh. […]

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Red squirrels and pine martens: licence to sell dead specimens (GL20)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to sell dead red squirrels and pine martens (GL20) HTML Details With this general licence you can sell and advertise that you are selling dead wild: red squirrels pine martens You must provide evidence with each sale to prove that the specimen was legally acquired. You do not need to […]

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Wild birds: licence to sell captive bred live wild birds (GL18)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to sell captive bred live birds (GL18) HTML Details This general licence lets you sell captive bred live wild birds. Any bird sold under this licence must have been bred in captivity. Its parents must have been in lawful captivity when the egg was laid. You need documents to prove […]

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Wild birds: licence to sell dead wild birds (GL17)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to sell dead wild birds (GL17) HTML Details You can sell and advertise that you’re selling dead wild birds and their parts with this licence. This licence does not permit you to sell birds for human consumption. You can only sell dead birds and their parts or products if you […]

Public backs higher fines for illegal overfishing post-Brexit

New Fisheries Act misses the mark on sustainability, but what now?

Date posted: 23 November 2020 Today, the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has become law. The Fisheries Act, the first legislation of its kind in nearly 40 years, will shape how the UK’s seas are fished for years to come. © William Murphy Show copyright information The Fisheries Act marks the start of a new […]

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Birds: licence to keep them in show cages for training (GL16)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to keep certain birds in show cages for training (GL16) HTML Details This licence lets you keep birds in cages that do not meet legal minimum size requirements, as long as you’re training the birds for competitive exhibition. Under this licence you can keep birds in cages that are at […]

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Mealy redpoll: licence to sell and exhibit ringed mealy redpoll (GL15)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to sell and exhibit mealy redpoll (GL15) HTML Details This general licence is for the sale, public exhibition and competitive showing of captive-bred mealy redpoll (Carduelis flammea flammea). With the licence you can: sell, offer to sell, own and transport for the purpose of selling mealy redpoll advertise that you’re […]

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Wild birds: licence to show captive bred birds competitively (GL14)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to show certain captive bred wild birds competitively (GL14) HTML Details This licence lets you publicly exhibit and competitively show certain wild birds that have been lawfully bred in captivity. A bird is considered to have been lawfully bred in captivity if its parents were lawfully in captivity when the […]

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Mallard ducks: licence to take eggs and rear and release chicks (GL13)

Applies to: England Documents Licence to take mallard duck eggs to incubate and raise the chicks for release into the wild (GL13) HTML Details This general licence lets you take mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) eggs for incubation, rearing in captivity and releasing later in the same year. This licence only applies if you are: the […]

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