Environment http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:16:47 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Protected tropical forests' biodiversity 'declining' http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/12056-protected-tropical-forests-biodiversity-declining http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/12056-protected-tropical-forests-biodiversity-declining

Despite having protected status, the biodiversity in a large number of tropical forests is still continuing to decline, a study has suggested.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Biodiversity Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:05:55 +0100
Challenge for Scotland's biodiversity http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11701-challenge-for-scotland-s-biodiversity http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11701-challenge-for-scotland-s-biodiversity

Scotland's Biodiversity strategy is set for a refresh to ensure it meets with new international requirements.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Biodiversity Fri, 06 Jul 2012 09:35:07 +0100
Publication of biodiversity indicators http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11315-publication-of-biodiversity-indicators http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11315-publication-of-biodiversity-indicators

The 2012 statistics on biodiversity indicators have been published today. The twenty-four indicators, in both the England and UK publications, provide an insight into the health of our natural environment

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Biodiversity Tue, 29 May 2012 15:14:36 +0100
Gourmet butterflies speed north http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11282-gourmet-butterflies-speed-north http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11282-gourmet-butterflies-speed-north

A new study led by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York has shown how a butterfly has changed its diet, and consequently has sped northwards in response to climate change.

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matthew.abbott@govtoday.co.uk (Matthew Abbott) Biodiversity Fri, 25 May 2012 10:43:48 +0100
Biodiversity declines as global consumption reaches all-time high http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11151-biodiversity-declines-as-global-consumption-reaches-all-time-high http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11151-biodiversity-declines-as-global-consumption-reaches-all-time-high

Our ever-growing demand for resources is putting huge pressure on the planet’s biodiversity and threatening our future security and well-being, according to the Living Planet Report 2012, released today by WWF

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Biodiversity Tue, 15 May 2012 08:47:53 +0100
Defra announces five members of the Natural Capital Committee http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11134-defra-announces-five-members-of-the-natural-capital-committee http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/34-biodiversity/11134-defra-announces-five-members-of-the-natural-capital-committee

Five members have been appointed to the independent Natural Capital Committee by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.  The Committee will help Government to ensure the value of England’s natural capital and its potential to support growth is fully taken into account in decision-making

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Biodiversity Fri, 11 May 2012 13:36:25 +0100