Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
4 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
‘Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators’ is a new, free, practical guide for conserving insect pollinators, published this month
5 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - Exeter Express and Echo
A pledge by Devon County Council to protect bees from harmful pesticides on council land has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth, the Devon Wildlife Trust and Buglife South West.
Tormentor or tormented?
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, John Handley, looks at the UK’s growing grey squirrel population and asks whether it is ever going to be possible for them to fit harmoniously into the natural ecology of the British Isles
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Philip Case
Defra’s decision to extend the hedgecutting ban to August was based on analysis of bird nesting records provided by volunteers to the British Ornithology Trust, Farmers Weekly can reveal.
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - James Allan
Wildlife World has partnered with the Vincent Wildlife Trust to produce a new roosting site for the UK’s declining bat population.
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Jane Carley
Control of invasive weeds is an increasing issue for managers of sports and leisure facilities as well as amenity areas and a recent conference held by INNSA looked at the latest developments and how public bodies and the industry are seeking to tackle the problem
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Scotland Herald
Bees are, by reputation, busy creatures. Scottish experts were surprised to find that instead of buzzing as fast as possible when gathering pollen the insects slowed down the frequency of their vibrations as they learnt to feed.
Empowering the members
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Steve Thompson - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
John O’Gaunt greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, suggests there are some simple ways to get the members involved in conservation and ecology, and all will bring benefits to the club
23 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - James Allan
Wildlife World is asking the UK's nature lovers to send in their seasonal snaps of local wildlife in its latest photo competition
22 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Polecats, which were almost wiped out in Britain in the last century, have made a remarkable comeback
6 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Human transportation of European bees blamed for spread of virus around the world suggests research
Washpads - Awash with Legislation
5 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - David Mears - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Many greenkeepers are becoming increasingly concerned about compliance with legislation applicable to them, and do not wish to run foul of the law. Some are aware of their duties and responsibilities, and so have taken appropriate action. It is clearly evident however, that some confusion still exists
3 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Defra has responded to a petition demanding the government champions tree-planting in upper catchments to prevent flooding
Not a Mere dalliance
23 Feb 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - James Hutchinson - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016
James Hutchinson heads to The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire to review the course’s environmental credentials and discovers invasive rhododendrons ... and geese!
21 Feb 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Charly Faradji and Marissa de Boer
You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we’re living through a mass extinction. But when did you last worry about phosphorus?
19 Feb 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Driver
Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course, The RJ National, located at their European headquarters on the outskirts of Ipswich, has been re-certified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). With this latest accolade, the RJ National becomes the first golf course in the UK to be awarded GEO Certified® status for commitment to sustainable development for a third time.
7 Feb 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Editor
Richmond Golf Club in Yorkshire was recognised for creating the best environment project for its ‘living wall’ at the recent Golf Environment Awards
Badgers - Nature’s JCBs
26 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Badger Trust - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016
Badgers are an emotive subject. There is no doubting their ‘cuteness’ and, since a starring roll in Wind In The Willows, they have captured the public’s affection.
22 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External - 2 comments
Heathrow has today unveiled new images of how expansion at the airport could create a “once in a generation” £105m investment in public green spaces around the Colne Valley.
15 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Oliver Milman
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has said it has put forward proposals for extra protections for bees after initially accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of overestimating the harm caused to the vital pollinators by a widely used pesticide