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The diversity and beauty of UK marine wildlife

Dr Lissa Batey, Senior Policy Manager, The Wildlife Trusts shares with us the highlights of the extraordinary diversity and beauty of UK marine wildlife.
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The battle to save Africa’s most threatened wildlife species

The battle to save Africa’s most threatened wildlife species even as the continent develops, is the view put forward here by CEO of African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya.
agricultural health

Protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has a wide-ranging mission that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, as this article by Open Access Government Editor, Jonathan Miles uncovers.
litter

Shocking images centre new campaign to fight litter

A new campaign launched by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove and Keep Britain Tidy uses emotive images to deter people from littering.
water efficiency

Environment Agency calls for action on water efficiency

Rivers and wildlife could be left without sufficient water unless action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, according to an Environment Agency report

Wildlife conservation: Africa leading the way at the European Parliament

There are “winners” and “losers” in the conservation of wildlife in Africa! H.E. the Ambassador of Zimbabwe proclaimed in a conference
birds of prey

New technology launched to combat crimes against birds of prey

Raptor persecution maps for England and Wales will help police to identify substantial criminal activity against wildlife and birds of prey.
chemical spill

Environment agency work to reduce impact of accidental chemical spill

Environment Agency officers are continuing to investigate and monitor the impact on the local environment, following a chemical spill at an industrial unit on Adams Close, Heanor, Derbyshire The incident On Tuesday 6th February, a chemical spill of around 400 litres of liquid cyanide, caused a small amount to leak into...
green homes

Homes for people and wildlife- how to build green homes in a nature-friendly way

New guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with green homes The government has recently committed to building a further 300,000 homes a year until 2022, meaning that about 36 square miles will be given over to...
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WWF warns 40% of UK rivers are polluted with sewage

The WWF has warned that UK rivers being polluted with sewage from water treatment sites presents a health risk for both humans and wildlife
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Ivory trade ban set for the UK

The UK government is set to impose an ivory trade ban at all levels in order to reduce demand, protecting African elephants An ivory trade ban has been attempted before, but it would have excluded the sale and procurement of certain antiques. The new ban introduced by environment secretary Michael Gove will...
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Uk expands badger cull ‘kill zone’

The controversial UK badger cull has been expanded, extending the area of the cull which will raise the death toll to an estimated 33,841 In a controversial move, the UK government has expanded the badger cull 'kill zone' in an attempt to battle bovine tuberculosis. The Department of Environment, Food, and...
Fishing agreement reached between UK and Europe

Declining fish stocks: complex pathways of toxic chemical impact

Profesor Helmut Segner at the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health discusses the possible role of chemical pollution in the decline of freshwater fish stocks

EU Zoos Directive drives conservation, education and research

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s David Williams-Mitchell shares insight into the EU Zoos Directive and explains the impact of it on the sector The European Commission (EC), as part of its drive to increase the effectiveness of EU legislation, is currently carrying out Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programmes (REFIT)...
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Will Trump and Brexit wreck our environmental standards?

Sarah Marjoram at Thomson Ecology asks what impact the Trump presidency and Brexit will have on the UK’s environmental standards The inauguration of the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, comes with new uncertainties of how the UK’s relationship with the US will impact on our environment. With...
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Progressive zoos and the fight against wildlife trafficking

As the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s David Williams-Mitchell stresses, progressive zoos play a crucial role in halting illegal trade in wildlife The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) is the largest regional zoo and aquarium association in the world, with nearly 400 members, as well as a...
Environmental Protection Act post-Brexit farmers

MPs call for new Environmental Protection Act post-Brexit

A committee of MPs has published a report calling for government to reassure farmers and to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act to safeguard UK wildlife A report issued by MPs today warns that UK environmental protections must not be weakened during or after Brexit. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is...
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Keep ban on neonicotinoids, wildlife groups urge government

The UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the government to retain and extend a ban on neonicotinoids to protect bees In an open letter to the UK government, 18 leading wildlife and environment organisations say there is now more than enough evidence to retain a ban...
wildlife trafficking

MEPs declare war on wildlife trafficking

MEPs have declared war on wildlife trafficking and voted for tough measures to combat the growing illegal trade of wildlife products Wildlife trafficking is estimated to be worth €20 billion annually and is now said to be one of the biggest and most profitable forms of organised cross-border crime. In a...

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