A new reef the size of a football pitch has been created in the North Sea as a home for 10,000 native oysters in a conservation project. The Wild Oysters Project has seen 10,000 of them added by hand to the reef, which is a mile off Sunderland, and was made from 750 tonnes of local stone […]

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The government has announced that thousands of hectares of peatlands – from the Great North Bog to the Norfolk Broads – are set to be restored with twelve new projects awarded funding to help tackle climate change and recover biodiversity. The Government is investing over £50 million in peat restoration, building on its pledge to […]

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The Crown Estate and the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) have announced the launch of a new £3.5m research project. Led by OWIC, it aims to improve the shared understanding of environmental compensation options relating to offshore wind’s interface with nature, and better coordinate the consenting process for offshore wind projects. Subject to contracts, £3m […]

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Roger Proudfoot of the Environment Agency answers questions on the organisation’s priorities for restoration and the links to government policy. He is the convener of ReMeMaRe 2023, the UK’s leading coastal and estuarine restoration conference, which is taking place on 11 & 12 July in Scarborough. Can you introduce yourself and your role Roger Proudfoot, […]

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