From: Toby Roxburgh, WWF. WWF ‘One of the biggest challenges in establishing effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is ensuring that sustainable, long-term funding is available. In the context of limited government budgets, this means new funding sources, and where investment is needed, finance. WWF has been working with Vivid Economics and Environmental Finance to […]

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Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency are developing a scheme under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) called the Water Environment Grant (WEG) to fund improvements to the water environment. The proposed scheme is being designed to support delivery of projects that are currently funded through the Water Environment […]

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New technology to improve the sustainability of the fishing industry Award winning start-up, SafetyNet Technologies, is seeking to revolutionize the fishing industry with a technology that uses lights to attract and repel fish, reducing by-catch. The equipment fits easily onto any fishing net, with ten to 20 lights required. The colour of light is controlled […]

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Sign up for the Catchment Based Approach information. Defra Minister Therese Coffey announces £6.3 million for rivers at the WaterLIFE Conference http://waterlife.org.uk/2017/03/defra-minister-announces-6-3-million-investment-rivers-wwf-event/ Funding is available based on the scale a catchment partnership operates at.  This remains unchanged from 2016/17 as follows: a full catchment scale partnerships can apply for up to £15,000, a sub-catchments scale […]

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