Category Archives: landscape scale

“Almost apocalyptic” weather threatens wildlife

The mesmerisingly awful weather’s impact on wildlife continues to make the news. While Butterfly Conservation bravely publicise their Big Butterfly Count which their President David Attenborough launches, Butterfly expert Matthew Oates from the National Trust warns the “almost apocalyptic” summer … Continue reading

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The challenge of recovering our best unprotected grasslands

At Tuesday’s England Biodiversity Stakeholder Group, the latest incarnation of the England Biodiversity Group, we heard Biodiversity Minister Richard Benyon (no buzzards were mentioned) tell us he was absolutely focused on “outcomes and results”. He’s right  – we can sometimes … Continue reading

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Lawton’s NIAs must deliver big chunk of grassland restoration

Professor John Lawton, esteemed and well-respected ecologist, Vice President of the RSPB and lead author of “Making Space for Nature” condemned the Chancellor George Osborne recently, for his outburst against the environment generally and the Habitats Directive specifically. The Guardian … Continue reading

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