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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Biodiversity UK and is for news and comment in that context.

  • The UK is one of the world's most nature-depleted countries - in the bottom 10% globally and last among the G7 group of nations, Oct 10 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

Beavers set to be released in London as part of urban rewilding, Jul 2 [2]

End mowing of road verges to create huge wildlife habitat, says UK study, May 26 [3]

One quarter of English councils have plans to rewild. Does yours? May 19 [4]

Finally, a proper battle for the future of our countryside, Joss Garman, May 6 [5]

A Nation of Nature Lovers? May 4 [6]

Sounding the alarm on disappearing natural beauty. CPRE's latest research shows that England's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are under increasing threat from badly-planned housing. Apr 22 [7] ...Housing UK news, Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

Almost £8 million raised in 6 months for The Wildlife Trusts’ nature recovery plans, ten new projects unveiled which are contributing to the drive to help nature fight back. Apr 7 [8]

Nature is a blind spot in economics that we ignore at our peril, says Dasgupta Review, Feb 2 [9]

The Review argues that nature is our most precious asset and that significant declines in biodiversity are undermining the productivity, resilience and adaptability of nature. This in turn has put our economies, livelihoods and well-being at risk.
The Review makes clear that urgent and transformative action taken now would be significantly less costly than delay and will require change on three broad fronts:
  • Humanity must ensure its demands on nature do not exceed its sustainable supply and must increase the global supply of natural assets relative to their current level. For example, expanding and improving management of Protected Areas; increasing investment in Nature-based Solutions; and deploying policies that discourage damaging forms of consumption and production.
  • We should adopt different metrics for economic success and move towards an inclusive measure of wealth that accounts for the benefits from investing in natural assets and helps to make clear the trade-offs between investments in different assets. Introducing natural capital into national accounting systems is a critical step.
  • We must transform our institutions and systems – particularly finance and education – to enable these changes and sustain them for future generations. For example, by increasing public and private financial flows that enhance our natural assets and decrease those that degrade them; and by empowering citizens to make informed choices and demand change, including by firmly establishing the natural world in education policy.

‘Reservoirs of life’: how hedgerows can help the UK reach net zero in 2050, Feb 2 [10]

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Farmers lead plan to reintroduce white-tailed eagle to Norfolk, Jan 22 [11]

2020[edit | edit source]

Bristol publishes roadmap for tackling ecological emergency, Sep 24 [12]

Calls for ‘wild belt’ land to be part of England's planning strategy. [13] Sep 17

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction. [14] Sep 12 ...Biodiversity news

Britain needs a National Nature Service to power a green recovery. [15] Jul 7

Tackle UK carbon emissions by working with nature, government urged. [16] Jun 24 ...UK Climate news

Huge knowledge gap over health of soil. [17] Mar 16 ...Environment quality UK

2019[edit | edit source]

Sir David Attenborough calls for new planning laws to protect nature. [18] Oct 7

More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction. [19] Oct 3

For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth, George Monbiot [20] Sep 19 ...Climate news

White-tailed eagles return to southern Britain after 240 years, Aug 22 [21]

2018[edit | edit source]

Wildlife Trusts calls for new housing 'to restore nature', Jan 11 [22]

2017[edit | edit source]

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Cornish coastline plan offers new haven for rare seabirds, Dec 3 [23]

2016[edit | edit source]

The Nature Reserve Built Through Facebook, Jul/Aug [24]

2015[edit | edit source]

How conservation is saving Britain's red squirrels, September 25 [25]

See also[edit | edit source]

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