Surging economic growth in many emerging economies is increasing global competition for resources and the burden on natural systems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) is analysing the changes and their implications for Europe’s environment in an updated assessment of 'global megatrends'.
Officers from the Environment Agency’s Fisheries Team are releasing 2,000 dace fry into the River Welland at Ashley, near Market Harborough in Leicestershire today.
The European Environment Agency is warning that while Europe's coastal regions are increasingly vital for its economy, the natural assets on which they depend are continuing to degrade.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has today announced the creation of 27 new Marine Conservation Zones to help better protect UK marine life.
An innovative action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management funded by the European Commission is now available online.
A group of leading environmental organisations is warning that the Government is failing to deliver on a third of its natural environment commitments, despite huge public support for action for nature, wildlife and the countryside.
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee is warning Government plans to introduce a currently “overly simplistic offsetting system” of 'biodiversity offsetting' for new building developments would not protect long-established eco-systems and risk giving developers carte blanche to concrete over important habitats.
WWF has said that international talks have once again “poured cold water” on attempts to protect the conservation values of Antarctica's oceans and its marine wildlife.
A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress which took place in Ajaccio last week.
Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and biodiversity loss, released last week in New York.