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The Independent Panel on Forestry, set-up to advise the Government on the future of England's forests and woods, has today published its progress report.

Quarries are providing a safe haven for rare bitterns to nest and breed, helping them to make a resounding comeback in this country

Almost three quarters of UK butterfly species have decreased in population during the last decade, a major scientific report reveals today

 

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Tough action will be taken to improve welfare standards and living conditions for hens and prevent eggs produced in ‘battery cages’ being sold in the UK, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice announced today

 

Hundreds of salmon and trout unable to reach their spawning grounds due to low water levels in the River Teme at Ludlow have successfully begun migrating upstream, thanks to swift river modifications by the Environment Agency

 

Trials show that new technology is allowing South West fishermen to continue to fish in their local area while protecting the marine habitats in Lyme Bay, it was revealed today

 

A programme to rally the UK to help tackle the crisis facing nature has received overwhelming support, with people taking over one million steps in just six months

 

Defra will conduct an in-depth analysis of how well the EU Habitats and Birds Directives are being applied in England, working with stakeholders and other Government departments. It was one of a number of measures unveiled in yesterday's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor

 

On 18 November 2011, UNEP, together with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will host the High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy in Beijing -an international gathering of experts, scientists and government officials from around the world - to look at ecosystems and their management and the need for a transition to a Green Economy

 

Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to today’s announcement by Defra on Marine Conservation Zones, said

 

Environment Minister Richard Benyon today made the following Written Ministerial Statement on Marine Conservation Zones

 

As ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) opens tomorrow in Istanbul, WWF releases a new study showing current fishing capacity doubling bluefin tuna quotas in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean and points to the need to strengthen the current capacity reduction plan

 

A huge majority of England’s bathing waters continue to meet rigorous quality standards, new figures from Defra reveal

 
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