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Biodiversity Benchmark

In 2007, Center Parcs became the first organisation in the UK to be awarded The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark standard for its short break locations in Cumbria, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and Wiltshire. The Wildlife Trusts now say that, owing to the company’s hard work and commitment, it has maintained this standard for the subsequent seven years…

The Shark Trust

What do you know about the Shark Trust? It was established in 1997 and is the only UK registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action.  The Trust undertakes a range of projects, campaigns and policy work to ensure the survival of this integral apex predator of our oceans. It’s also a founder member of the Shark Alliance, a…

Remember Marius?

We’ve had a couple of features on zoos in recent months.  There was Allison Price’s feature article on US zoos, and blogpost about a Chris Packham zoos and their role in conservation. Today, here is a link to the BBC’s Discover Wildlife magazine, where there is an article about the killing of healthy animals in zoos.…

Creating links between science and environmental education

On Friday 21st August 2015, there will be a networking day at the Chelsea Physic Garden: Engaging science – creating links between science and environmental education. The day will explore how science can be linked to  work in informal education such as botanic gardens, sustainability, museums and outdoor education settings.  There will be opportunities to network, discuss,  debate and…

Enquiry into government approach to sustainable development

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched its first inquiry of the new Parliament with calls for evidence on the Government’s approach to sustainable development.  Its website says: “Promoting sustainable development – which for the purposes of this inquiry includes protecting the environment, supporting the low carbon economy and improving wellbeing – could be worth billions of…

Bursary funding success

NAEE has just completed its third year of awarding bursaries to schools. Known as Kenrick Days (after the late Hugh Kenrick), the bursaries are helping Birmingham schools to fulfil Anne Kenrick’s wish to see today’s generation getting outdoors, and learning about the environment, including growing and caring for plants. The bursaries go towards the cost…

Learning from the Sharp End

Time is running out to register for the Bristol Green Capital ESD Symposium in September. Learning from the Sharp End’ – Implications for sustainability in Higher Education takes place on 7 & 8 September, and the registration deadline is 31 August. The symposium focuses on new ideas to empower students to deliver a more sustainable future and…