Commonwealth countries rally behind ocean action  Momentum continues to build for the Commonwealth’s flagship initiative on ocean issues – the Commonwealth Blue Charter – as countries step up collective efforts to save the seas.  A gathering hosted by the New Zealand High Commission at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Monday, heard widespread […]

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Fisheries and Conservation Authorities: conduct and operation 2014 to 2018 Sets out the conduct and operation of ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) in England from 2014 to 2018.  This report describes how IFCAs in England have worked in the four years to 31 August 2018. The report has been laid before Parliament by the Secretary […]

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Government proposals to place the environment at the heart of new development have been unveiled by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In plans published today (2 December 2018) for consultation, developers could be required to deliver a ‘biodiversity net gain’ when building new housing or commercial development – meaning habitats for wildlife must be enhanced and left in […]

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Defra joins forces with Keep Britain Tidy to launch the ‘Keep it, Bin it’ campaign Shocking images are at the centre of a new campaign unveiled today (30 November) to crack down on littering in England. Launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, and supported by some of the biggest […]

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