Seeing a larger number of species on urban coastlines – from marine animals to seaweed — is likely to improve the wellbeing of local people and visitors, new research from a team at Swansea University has revealed. The findings provide further evidence that biodiversity brings wide-ranging benefits. Anecdotal evidence suggests that people may associate marine […]

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Interesting report, covered in the Guardian At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed across 17 countries in Europe in 2021, in a record-breaking year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way, with 108 structures taken out of the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removals across Europe are […]

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The salinisation of fresh-water habitats is a growing threat to biotic communities. To protect the biodiversity and ecosystem services and goods associated with these systems, effective monitoring is essential. Here, researchers present the Salinity Association Group Index (SAGI), a novel tool for the assessment of salinity in fresh-water habitats. Three case studies demonstrate how SAGI […]

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The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) has teamed-up with nine other environmental organisations to form the Blue Recovery Leaders Group. The initiative, which includes the Berkeley Group and The Church Commissioners for England aims to “fight climate change, restore our wellbeing and help nature recover”. Each organisation involved has committed to develop initiatives that will help WWT […]

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