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IUCN and the Sustainable Development Goals

IUCN says that it champions nature’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It is the UN agency whose role it is to monitor progress towards the biodiversity-related targets amongst the goals.  IUCN understands that the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, and the 17 SDGs that underpin it, recognise that the natural world and its life-giving services must…

More from the Environmental News Network

The latest update from the Environmental News Network begins with an article on record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice levels because of a ‘perfect storm’ of tropical, polar conditions.  The original study was published on August 24th in Geophysical Research Letters.  The Network says: A dramatic drop in Antarctic sea ice almost a year ago, during the Southern Hemisphere…

Summer Natural England Research Round up

You can see the late Summer round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news from Natural England here. This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research,…

Nature’s Voice

RSPB says that if you love nature, you’ll love Nature’s Voice, its award-winning podcast.  Each month RSPB brings you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest.  There’s also a back catalogue. RSPB says: We’ll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch,…

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife

British Birdgirl introduces her peers to wildlife Mya-Rose Craig Wildlife blogger Mya-Rose Craig is a 15-year-old British Bangladeshi young naturalist, birder and conservationist. She writes the successful Birdgirl blog and was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Shaun the Sheep. She has also been listed with singer George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams…

Monday Round up – October 9 to 13

1. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a feature on how birds manage to fly at high altitudes where the oxygen levels are low: “Flying on Fumes”.    Over five years, Cornell PhD student Sahas Barve (and others) studied the evolutionary solutions birds had come up with, publishing findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Barve’s study focused…

NAAEE’s virtual conference

As you will know by now, the annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education had to be cancelled owing to hurricane devastation.  NAAEE has announced, however, that it will hold a virtual conference, beginning on October 17th.  Details are here. NAAEE says: We hope you can join us for virtual conference week…