Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented

Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented: The population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016 has decreased on average by 68%. The Zoological Society of London with the WWF, which manages the Living Planet Index (LPI), shows that this crisis is particularly pronounced in the tropical subregions of the Americas, which…
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More trees are needed from ten largest landowners

More trees are needed from ten largest landowners: More trees need to be grown by England’s largest landowners to help store carbon and tackle climate change. Friends of the Earth has made the call, which claims some of the biggest English landowners have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’ – it urges…
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First AONB granted approval since 1991

First AONB granted approval since 1991: The green light for the expansion of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been given by the UK Government. The new AONB plan will expand the existing area by around 38 square kilometres – the nearby Dedham Vale in 1991 was the last…
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Green jobs and nature recovery get £40m

£40 million of governmental funding has been allocated for nature recovery, green jobs and conservation. The fund will help find natural solutions to tackle climate change, conservation organisations and their suppliers create up to 3,000 jobs and safeguard up to 2,000 others in areas such as protecting species. The scheme, aims to create short and…
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