Tag Archives: protection

Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding

On 27 March Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced the 25 new schemes to receive a share of £36 million  to improve flood protection announced in last year’s Autumn Statement. £33.8 million will be allocated to the 25 schemes over the next three years, in addition to a £2.2 millionalready allocated to 13 projects in Cumbria and

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MMO Guidance on Seal Watching

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have released guidance on seal watching which outlines precautions to take into consideration when watching or swimming with seals. Getting close to the seals is discouraged and the MMO detail the legislation that both grey seals and common/ harbour seals are protected in the form of Marine Protected Areas. With the

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Research in Flood and Coastal Risk Management

The Summer 2013 issue of FCERM Research News is now available and includes articles on current research and development across the Joint Defra/Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk (FCERM) programme.  These include details of projects which have a strong coastal focus, including a report on the trials of ‘geo humps’ for beach stabilization along

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CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of sharks and other wildlife

On 14th March 2013 the triennial World’s Wildlife Conference, which took place in Bangkok, adopted robust measures to protect 5 species of shark along with manta rays and many other vulnerable plant and animal species. The 5 shark species to be included in Appendix II are the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrma lewini), great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna

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