Tag Archives: nature

Consultation: Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

Closing date 5 p.m. 22nd August Natural England has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to considering the use of its byelaw-making powers for the purpose of protecting Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The byelaw-making powers for this purpose are provided by Section 28R of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as amended by

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National Marine Week – 29th July to 13th August

OK – so this is not a week – as usual it’s a whole fortnight of marine goodness to enjoy! The theme this year is ‘The Sea and Me’ and we are all encouraged to explore our relationship with the sea. National Marine Week is organised by the Wildlife Trusts across England. For news and

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Tourism & the Public Value of Nature: 27th September – call for speakers

The University of Central Lancashire is holding a free to attend  one day conference on Tourism and the Public Value of Nature on 27th September, 2017, at their Westlakes campus in Whitehaven. The conference is being organised by UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit in collaboration with the Tourism Society and the Policy Network to celebrate UN World

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Last few places: Sandscapes: celebrating the natural and cultural capital of coastal landscapes, 11th & 12th October, Southport

The last few places are still available at the North West Coastal Forum’s Biennial Coastal Conference so we’ve extended booking until Friday 7th October. This year our conference is being run as a joint event with the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership. It’s free-to-attend event and includes a full day field trip to the Sefton coast

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Wildlife Trust and RSPB proposes “Nature and Well-being Act” – 2015

The Wildlife Trust and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have teamed together to propose a piece of legislation entitled “Nature and Well-being Act” to facilitate the recovery of nature and enhance human well-being. The proposal is supported by more than 20 partner organisations, all believing that the restoration of nature should be a

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Closed consultation: European Nature Legislation

Closes 24th July 2015 The European Commission has recently launched a consultation on the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. The aim is to consider the existing legislation and its implementation to date i.e. whether the two Directives are still ‘fit for purpose’, and is being carried out as part of the Commission’s ‘fitness check’ as

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Environment Agency publishes report – Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice

The Environment Agency has an obligation to protect and improve the environment making it a better place for people and wildlife. As part of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme, the Environment Agency has published a report entitled “Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice”. The report assesses

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Royal Society publishes ‘Resilience to extreme weather’ report

The Royal Society has published a report entitled “Resilience to extreme weather”. The report examines how we reduce the impacts of extreme weather events and how prepared we are for future climate change. Climate-related extreme events such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves are documented in relation to human resilience. International agreements will be reached to

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NRW produces new evidence report – Welsh Coastal Storms, December 2013 & January 2014.

National Resource Wales (NRW) has recently produced an evidence report entitled “Welsh Coastal Storms, December 2013 & January 2014 – An assessment of environmental change”. The report is based on an environmental audit conducted by NRW to assess the impacts of last winter’s high tide/storm surge events on wildlife and coastal conservation sites in Wales.

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Solway Firth Partnership News – Winter 2014

The winter 2014 edition of the Solway Firth Newsletter: Tidelines is now available to download from the Solway Firth Partnership website. The newsletter provides information on the following topics – Making the Most of the Coast Project, Solway’s AONB, plastic debris in the coastal and marine environment, Cumbria’s Marine Conservation Zones, Manx Wildlife Trust, Cally

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