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Let’s keep wild animals wild

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently launched a new global education programme at the National Wildlife Crime conference in London – aimed at the next generation of wildlife protectors. IFAW, which works around the globe to tackle illegal wildlife crime, joined wildlife crime officers and leading wildlife experts from around the UK at…

Project Dirt’s local champions

Project Dirt is looking for local Project Dirt champions. These are enthusiastic connectors with the passion to drive community activity and resilience across the UK.  There will be training and the chance to join the Dirter team. If you are interested in finding out more, then email nick@projectdirt.com An update on Dirt’s projects is here.

National litter strategy

The Government is to create a national litter strategy to help address the dreadful litter problem that is found across the whole country.  This has been welcomed by Keep Britain Tidy, which says it reflects its campaigning for government leadership on the issue of litter. However, KBT thinks that the Government should have taken specific action on littering from vehicles…

Jobs on line

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, and you can read it in full here. Jobs in this edition include: Experienced Bat Surveyors, Ecosa (working mainly in Hampshire & Home Counties) Ecologist or Senior Ecologist, Ecosa Evidence and Knowledge Manager, Wildlife Trust Wales (location negotiable) Junior Ecologists, an Arboricultural Consultant, Senior or Principal Bat Specialist…

Butterflies vs Pesticides

A study released recently has found evidence linking the use of pesticides with declines of butterflies and moths in the UK.  In light of this Butterfly Conservation is asking for help to carry out more detailed analysis to find specific proof that these chemicals are responsible so we can persuade the Government to review their use. The study, by Stirling…

CO2 DIY

Southampton University has launched an interactive climate model app for smartphones and tablets: a CO2 Modeller that will help gauge the future effects of carbon emissions around key sensitivities of the Earth’s climate. The new app provides an interactive tool to allow anyone – from the public to policy makers – to explore the implications of delaying emission…