Both the Fisheries and Agriculture Bills have become law this month, with the Environment Bill returning to Parliament after a 10 month hiatus. Image: UK Parliament UK: The Fisheries Bill received Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament, the UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years. For an environmental perspective on this … Continue reading Bills, bills, bills: November 2020 Policy News
Defra have launched a consultation on proposals for a new law to prevent illegal forest conversion, SPICe have released a briefing on the multiple roles of Scottish woodlands, and the Forest Ecology Special Interest Group share their views on a controversial CONFOR report. Image: Karsten Berlin UK This month, the conservation community was rocked by … Continue reading Missed global targets, timber talk, and green recovery grants: September 2020 Policy News
Calling all ecologists with a penchant for photography! The BES Tropical-Conservation SIGs have launched a joint Photo Competition Summer escapades are pretty much over, sadly, but we want to keep them alive by launching a new photography competition for your best field or conservation work photos! Whether it's a smart phone snap or a sly … Continue reading Enter Our New Photo Competition!
Departure of Michael Gove Michael Gove set out the Government's position on a comprehensive range of environmental issues during a speech in Kew Gardens which marked one of his final days as Secretary of State for Environment. https://www.wcl.org.uk/michael-gove-asks-if-not-now-when.asp. Theresa Villiers replaces Michael Gove … Continue reading Word on Westminster & Environment Bill updates
By Katie Bickerton Conservation is hardly a sector for those that want a high salary and an early retirement, however, there is an undeniable appeal to saving the planet. On the 10th May, around 40 postgraduate students and early careers researchers (ECRs) met at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in collaboration with the BES … Continue reading BES Conservation and ZSL Joint ECR Careers Workshop: Tips, tricks and optimistic realism
A residential joint workshop with Conservation Careers & the WildTeam Looking to give a boost to your budding conservation career? Don't miss this special four-day residential training course designed to increase your chances of employment within the competitive conservation sector! It's being held at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, between 21st - 24th September 2019, and … Continue reading The Conservation Career-Starter Training|UK Sept
Hello! The interdisciplinarians among you might be interested in this upcoming Summer School in Agent-Based-Modelling for Human-environment Interactions. It is an external event organised by the European Social Simulation Association, open to people from all disciplines. Dates 17-21 June 2019 Place James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland Audience The summer school is aimed primarily at Ph. … Continue reading Summer School in Agent-Based Modelling for Human-Environment Interactions