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The Flycatcher by Richard Steel (Highly Commended in the International Year of Biodiversity Category)

PHOTO GALLERY: The best of Britain's biodiversity

Eifion Rees

30th December, 2010

A new book featuring some of the best wildlife photographers working in the country celebrates the British natural world more...
Coral reef

Top FTSE companies face investor backlash on biodiversity

Tom Levitt

20th December, 2010

Drug companies and the construction sector, both heavily reliant on natural resources, among the worst when it comes to acting to reduce their negative impact on biodiversity, says report more...
Trees

Torbay in groundbreaking move to start valuing its trees

Tom Levitt

10th December, 2010

By quantifying the economic benefit of its trees through air pollution, shade and flood alleviation, the English Riviera town of Torbay hopes to reverse traditional local antagonism more...
Forestry

England’s controversial forest sale could attract biofuel energy companies

Mark Jansen

8th December, 2010

As the public comes to terms with Government plans to sell public woodland, industry analysts predict much of the forest could be snapped up by energy companies looking to burn wood as a biofuel more...
Sheep

Question marks over EU plans for a 'greener' farm subsidy scheme

Tom Levitt

19th November, 2010

EU Commission proposes compulsory environmental measures for farmers in reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) but campaigners fear member states will weaken final agreement more...
Amphibians and reptiles

UN biodiversity targets now need to be implemented say campaigners

Tom Levitt

1st November, 2010

Broad welcome for new biodiversity targets, including increase in protected areas, but campaigners express concern that previous 2010 targets have still not been met more...
Coral reefs

Biodiversity loss seen as greater financial risk than terrorism, says UN

Jonathan Watts, Guardian Asia environment correspondent

28th October, 2010

Loss of ecosystems perceived by banks and insurance companies to be a greater economic risk than terrorism, finds UN report more...
A butterfly

Spending review: 'Greenest government ever' reserves worst cuts for Defra

Juliette Jowit, Observer environment editor

21st October, 2010

Environment department has budget cut by 30 per cent compared to government average of 19 per cent more...
Ortas exhibition

Art for the Amazon: Natural History Museum uses art to tackle eco-crisis

Sam Phillips

12th October, 2010

A new exhibition draws inspiration from the plight of the Amazon and uses artwork to suggest and inspire creative solutions to an impending environmental catastrophe more...

Sunderbans mangrove-forest livelihoods under threat from corruption and resource exploitation

Tom Levitt

11th October, 2010

A new Ecologist-produced film, to be screened at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan, highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government more...

Study identifies more than 1 million ocean species

Alok Jha, Guardian science and environment correspondent

5th October, 2010

The Census of Marine Life is finally complete after a decade of work by 2,700 scientists from 80 countries

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The Ecologist October 1970: Genetic backlash for biodiversity

Ecologist

4th October, 2010

Forty years ago this month the plant geneticists Sir Otto Frankel, W.K. Agble, J.R. Harlan and Erna Bennett warned the world about biodiversity loss. Today 22 per cent of the Earth's plants face extinction

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Seagrass

Seagrass may be 'uncharismatic' but it still needs protecting

Richard Unsworth

4th October, 2010

It may be not be as visible as tropical rainforests or wetlands but seagrass plays a vital role in the global ecosystem, says Richard Unsworth, filtering pollution and providing food to fish more...
Eastern Cape giant cycad

Plant life in peril - IUCN and Kew Gardens study

Dearbhla Crosse

29th September 2010

Alarming new research reveals human activity is 'devastating' plant life ahead of UN biodiversity summit, with up to twenty-two per cent of the world’s plants facing extinction more...
Stiperstones scene

'Futurescapes': how a Shropshire land manager rewrote the conservation rulebook

Dan Box

14th September 2010

With a new coalition government the opportunities for fresh thinking about managing the UK countryside are vast, reports Dan Box. And the Stiperstones nature reserve is providing plenty of inspiration... more...
A bee in flight

Bees stung by 'climate change-linked' early pollination

Ecologist

7th September, 2010

Climate change may be causing flowers to open before bees emerge from hibernation leading to declines in pollination, new research suggests more...

What has biodiversity ever done for us?

Jonathan Silvertown

2nd September, 2010

A new book, Fragile Web, reveals why the biodiversity crisis may be humanity's biggest challenge more...
A bulldozer

Human response to climate change is making matters worse

Ecologist

19th August, 2010

Our attempts to adapt to, and mitigate, the effects of climate change, such as using biofuels, could worsen the direct effects of climate change on our ecoystems more...
Migrating wildebeest

Tanzania’s Serengeti Highway plan could destroy major carbon sink

Ecologist

13th August

Environmentalists are dismayed at plans by the Tanzanian government to build a major commercial highway through Serengeti National Park more...
Peatland

Palm oil giant Sinar Mas admits breaking law by clearing peatland

Tom Levitt

11th August, 2010

Indonesia's largest palm oil and pulp company started clearing land for palm oil plantations before it had received permits or made conservation assessments. Tom Levitt reports more...
Ecuadorian Rainforest

Ecuador offers to leave rainforest oil in the ground for $3.6 billion

Ecologist

5th August, 2010

Ecuador seeks $3.6 billion from international donors to protect species-rich rainforest reserve from oil exploration more...
A cloned calf

Cloned animals a 'threat to genetic diversity'

Ecologist

4th August, 2010

Report highlights the danger of cloning to animal health as campaigners also warn it will reduce genetic diversity within herds more...
Peatland

Palm oil giant accused of rainforest destruction caught ‘red-handed’

Ecologist

29th July, 2010

Indonesia’s largest palm oil and pulp group, Sinar Mas, is continuing to destroy rainforests and peatland despite promises to end the practice more...
Migrating birds

Trees a 'low-cost' solution to air pollution and biodiversity loss in cities

Ecologist

2nd July, 2010

Native woods and trees in urban areas, including gardens, provide haven for wildlife, reduce air pollution, surface run-off and flooding more...
A bumblebee

Why are bees in decline? New research to provide the answers

Ecologist

22nd June, 2010

Nine new studies will look at the role of pesticides, habitat loss and disease in the decline of insect pollinators like the honeybee and bumblebee more...

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