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Q&A: How can we save the world’s turtle and tortoise species from the wildlife trade?

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Q&A: How can we save the world’s turtle and tortoise species from the wildlife trade?

What are the priorities for the illegal trade of less charismatic freshwater turtle and tortoise species? - A Practitioner's Perspective.

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Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the student winners of our Annual Meeting Anne Keymer Prize and Best Poster Prize!

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Vacancies at the journals

Interested in joining the BES journals' editorial team? Methods in Ecology and Evolution is looking for a new Senior Editor, and Functional Ecology and Journal of Animal Ecology are looking for Blog Editors.

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A glimpse inside the European Parliament

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A glimpse inside the European Parliament

Siobhan Vye shares her experience of spending three days in the European Parliament with Julie Girling MEP, as part of our 2016 Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme.

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Press Release: Sounding Them Out – A Unique Conservation Tool for Monitoring Bush-Crickets

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Press Release: Sounding Them Out – A Unique Conservation Tool for Monitoring Bush-Crickets

New research published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution shows how existing bat monitoring could improve our understanding of bush-crickets.

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Press release: Sweat bees on hot chillies - native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

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Press release: Sweat bees on hot chillies - native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology shows traditional farming creates attractive habitat for native sweat bees.

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New Special Feature: Plant Pollinator Interactions from Flower to Landscape

New Special Feature: Plant Pollinator Interactions from Flower to Landscape

New Special Feature: Plant-pollinator interactions from flower to landscape

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Natural Capital Committee publishes 4th Report

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Natural Capital Committee publishes 4th Report

The Natural Capital Committee has published its 4th Report, focusing on protecting and improving England’s natural capital through the 25 Year Environment Plan

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First funding round of 2017 now open.

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First funding round of 2017 now open.

Each year we award over £300,000 per annum globally through our various grant schemes.

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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

New research published in Journal of Animal Ecology shows that wasp populations are increased by warmer and drier springs.

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Theresa May's speech on Brexit: clarity on some issues, uncertainty on others

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Theresa May's speech on Brexit: clarity on some issues, uncertainty on others

The Prime Minister's speech provided welcome clarity on some issues, while leaving others uncertain, particularly the environment

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

New research in Journal of Ecology shows that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grasses.

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Joint Annual Meeting: Thematic Topic submission deadline extended

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Joint Annual Meeting: Thematic Topic submission deadline extended

Our Joint Annual Meeting Thematic Topic deadline has been extended to 24 February 2017.

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

It's now possible to use lichen as a truly global ecological indicator.

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Innovative measure enables identification of threats to biodiversity

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Innovative measure enables identification of threats to biodiversity

A new measurement system, Relative Impact Potential, allows rapid and accurate assessment of potential threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services from invasive alien species

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