UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published in late May by a coalition of 25 wildlife organisations, who together have compiled a stock take of our native species.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been hailed as the most sustainable ever. Reports recently published by Natural England and its partners describe the role of Green Infrastructure in achieving this Olympic legacy.
The recent article by Kimberely et al., (2013) investigates whether Ancient Woodland Indicator Species, often identified from subjective experience, have traits in common, and determine how distinct their trait profile is from that of other woodland plant species.
Tick populations are growing rapidly in the UK and as a result, so are the number of cases of tick-borne diseases. The chance of being infected is very small, but it is not impossible, so here is a bit of information on what to look out for.
This recent course by Dr Santiago Saura provided an excellent insight the methodological approaches which can be taken to quantify landscape connectivity through the use of the Conefor software package.
A new report, Valuing England’s National Parks, published by National Parks England shows the importance of National Parks not just as iconic landscapes and part of our national identity, but as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and wellbeing through their special qualities.