• Natural England welcomes the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on biodiversity, with its call for a new approach to halt loss of species and habitats, November 10 [1]
  • Science the winner as Government rejects a badger cull, The Wildlife Trusts, July 7 [3]
  • The Wildlife Trusts welcome new measures for the UK’s biodiversity, May 22 [4]
  • EU agricultural reforms are 'kick in the teeth' for wildlife, The Woodland Trust, May 20 [5] topic

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  • Marine and Coastal Access Bill published, December 5 [6] The Bill includes a new network of marine conservation zones and a new right of access for people to walk round the English coast for the first time. topic, topic
  • Wildlife indicators show improvements, November 27 [7]
  • Soil Association calls for urgent ban on dangerous pesticides linked to honey bee deaths, September 29 [9]
  • Government to spend 2 years auditing England’s natural resources – its wildlife, habitats and ecosystems, July 21 [10] The project - aiming for the most comprehensive picture ever of England’s natural environment, the benefits it provides to society, and how it is changing - is to involve a a wide range of partners such as Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency.
428px-Puffin2 Puffins added to the list of dwindling North Sea birdlife - June 4 [11]
  • The European beaver will be reintroduced to Scotland for the first time in more than 400 years. Up to four beaver families to be released in Knapdale, Argyll, on a trial basis in spring 2009. May 25 [12] place
  • Nationally important wetland to become a ‘wildlife highway, April 24 [13]
  • Attenborough launches project to stem butterfly decline. March 13 [14] Conservation initiative aimed at reversing 'silent natural disaster'
  • Decline in the condition of lowland heaths, January 21 [15]

Biodiversity UK news - 2010-11 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006-2005 / Biodiversity UK


  1. Natural England, November 10
  2. Campaign to Protect Rural England, October 28
  3. The Wildlife Trusts, July 7
  4. The Wildlife Trusts, May 22
  5. The Woodland Trust, May 20
  6. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, December 5
  7. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, November 27
  8. Natural England, November 22
  9. Soil Association, September 29
  10. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, July 21
  11. Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, June 4
  12. The Scottish Government, May 25
  13. The Wildlife Trusts, April 24
  14. Guardian Unlimited Environment, March 13
  15. Natural England, January 21

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