Coverage of new research into microplastics.
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Coverage of our consultation on banning plastic straws, cotton-buds, and stirrers.
Coverage of our call for evidence on National Parks and AONBs, the Morecambe flood defence opening and post-Brexit farming in Northern Ireland
The Yorkshire Post has today covered the release of our new Urban Tree Manual, a toolkit that provides advice on selecting the right tree for the right place in towns and cities. Launched by the government’s Tree Champion Sir William …
Confirmed case of BSE in Scotland Today, 18 October, the Scottish Government has confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in Aberdeen. The case was detected during routine surveillance of fallen stock cattle. The animal did …
UK government backs creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary The Guardian has today reported on the UK government’s support of the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean. It comes ahead of a meeting taking …
Coverage on the Efra Committee's report on Dangerous Dogs legislation.
The government announces a review on farm funding and coverage following Dog’s Trust research on the smuggling of dogs
IWT Conference: More than 50 countries adopt London 2018 declaration At the end of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018, over 50 countries have adopted the London 2018 declaration committing to action to protect endangered species around the globe, with more expected …
Bats in Churches Today BBC Breakfast featured a package following the announcement that the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £3.8 million for a ground breaking project being led by Natural England to help churches that host large bat roosts in …
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- UK and Norway sign historic bilateral fisheries agreement October 1, 2020
- Coverage on financial support for zoos October 1, 2020
- First exports of UK beef to the USA in 20 years commence September 30, 2020
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