UK Biodiversity Indicators (4)

Following three earlier blog posts today (here, here and here). This is a quite spectacular graph showing the decline in public sector biodiversity spend in the UK over the last decade or so. There has been a steady increase in expenditure by NGOs but not enough to fill the spending gap left by our taxes…

UK Biodiversity Indicators (3)

Following on from two earlier blogs (here and here). Thezse two indicators from the marine environment look like they are going convincingly in the right directions – but this is defibnitely not my area of expertise so if you think differently then shout, please! Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

UK Biodiversity Indicators (2)

Following on from an earlier blog. Maybe we’ve decided that once-common birds that live on farmland don’t matter to us any more (but if we have, when did that happen and I’m not signed up to that view) but we must care about the best places for wildlife and priority species – surely? So let’s…

BTO press release – new Patron

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has today announced that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of the BTO, assuming the patronage from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh who has held the role for over 30 years. The patronage reflects the close alignment between two of The Duke of…

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020 (1)

The annual, official report on UK Biodiversity indicators was published on Thursday to its usual blaze of apathy – so well done to the Guardian for noticing and commenting. Funnily enough, there was no DEFRA press release and this report was not featured on the DEFRA webpage. It is, of course, a mixture of good…