Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Sign the Tree Charter and stand up for British trees and woodland

Sign the Tree charter
The Woodland Trust along with 70 organisations are looking to the British public to sign the Charter for trees, woods and people. Some 800 years after the original Forest Charter of 1217. The new charter will guide policy and practice through the power of the people. Read on to find out more and to sign up to become part of the momentous occasion this November.

The Tool Assessor - Compare the market for methods in ecosystem services

Ecosystem Service: Valuing nature's services, understanding how nature works and involving people (Credit: JNCC)
If you were buying a car, you would compare the market for the car that suits your needs. Well, the same now can be done for ecosystem service approaches. The Tool Assessor, run by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network should be the first port of call, providing time-saving information on the right tool for the job. This article provides a summary of the main features of the website and relevant links.

What works in conservation?

Research on the value of plants to pollinators has increased in recent years. Credit: Author
What works in conservation is an important question to practitioners and policy makers. For a long time many commonly undertaken conservation interventions are done with very little evidence. This is sometimes the case because "it is the way they have always been done". If you are involved in implementing conservation actions, this article and accompanying links are very much focused at helping you.

‘Beetles in Time and Space’: Beetle community ecology informing landscape conservation and design

Swollen-thighed beetle (Oedemera nobilis)
We know that invertebrates are important indicators of environmental change; however, the current taxonomic scope of landscape research remains fairly small and the response of various taxa to landscape factors is heterogeneous. Chris Foster provides an overview of his research to date which aims to provide useful new evidence to inform landscape planning and design for invertebrates.