Steve Carver made an appearance on BBC Breakfast TV today. He was being interviewed as a follow up to the publishing of the Wildlife Comeback report and questioned as to its implications for the wildlife conservation in the UK.
A long awaited report on the improved fortunes of selected mammals and birds across Europe has finally been published. The report “Wildlife Comeback in Europe: the recovery of selected mammal and bird species” written by the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and European Bird Census Council and commissioned by Rewilding Europe shows how some … Read more Wildlife Comeback report published
The Guidelines on Wilderness within the EU’s Natura2000 have been published on the Natura2000 web pages: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/wilderness/pdf/WildernessGuidelines.pdf The report by Alterra (Wageningen University) and PAN Parks arises from recommendations from the EP Resolution on Wilderness (Feb 2009) and cites WRi report Fisher et al. (2010) extensively as its evidence.
Nick Boles, the UK government planning minister has spoken in a debate in parliament on planning rules and suggested we should not be protected national parks as “wildernesses”. If only they were! National parks in England and Wales (as well as those in Scotland) are classified as Category V under IUCN’s classification of protected areas, … Read more National parks in England and Wales should not be protected as “wildernesses”
Less than 3 weeks to go to WILD10! WILD10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress (WWC), will convene this October in Spain to “Make the World a Wilder Place.” Involving up to 1200 delegates from over 50 nations, with an estimated 30,000 on-line, WILD10 is focused on state-of-the-art information, inspiration, and practical, positive results in policy, protected … Read more WILD10… 3 weeks and counting
The RSPB has published the eagerly awaited “State of Nature” report. This brings together 25 wildlife organisations to compile a stock take of all our native wildlife in the UK. The report reveals that 60 per cent of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under … Read more RSPB publishes “State of Nature” report
The Scottish Government published their third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on Tuesday 30 April 2103. This will influence development plans across Scotland and guide future planning decisions on a range of sectors including transport, energy and infrastructure. Section 2.20 focuses on wild land and states: “SNH has been updating … Read more WRi work drives Scottish policy on wild land
WRi has secured a Darwin Fellowhip for Karina Aguilar Vizcaino worth £17,100 to consolidate the work of the Darwin Initiative Project 17027 ‘Market Based Scheme for Conservation in La Primavera Forest Mexico’ by providing training and analysis in the selection, design and management of biological corridors that will be implemented in the reserve. Karina will receive training in … Read more WRi awarded Darwin Fellowship
The UK’s sealife will be protected by 31 new conservation zones aimed at preventing trawling and dredging destroying life on the ocean floor, under plans announced by the government on Thursday. But ministers rejected advice to create 127 zones, including all the areas where no activity would have been allowed, leading campaigners to describe the … Read more UK plans to designate just 31 Marine Conservation Zones out of 127
Increasing numbers of wolves are being hunted and shot when they stray outside the safety of US National Parks in the north Rockies as reported in the Guardian Newspaper on 09/12/12. WRi’s Mark Fisher comments in the attached thread.