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Review of National Parks Launched

Review of National Parks Launched

Michael Gove has this week launched a new review into National Parks and AONBs. …More Information

Planning Inspectorate publishes People Over Wind ruling note

Planning Inspectorate publishes People Over Wind ruling note

In April this year, the CJEU published its ruling on Case C323/17 (People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta) in relation to Habitats Regulation Assessment. …More Information

Natural England sets out licence charges proposal

Natural England sets out licence charges proposal

Following the consultation earlier this year on charging for licences, Natural England has responded to the consultation and set out their proposed pricing structure. …More Information

Environmental Audit Committee launches enquiry on governance

Environmental Audit Committee launches enquiry on governance

The Environmental Audit Committee has today launched an inquiry on the Government's proposals for a new environmental watchdog and environmental principles. …More Information

SocEnv Launches Campaign for WED2018

SocEnv Launches Campaign for WED2018

The Society for the Environment is urging individuals and organisations to “pledge less plastic” for World Environment Day 2018. …More Information

CIEEM publishes research report on bat mitigation effectiveness

CIEEM publishes research report on bat mitigation effectiveness

CIEEM has published ‘Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings: informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners’. …More Information

Government announces consultation on environmental principles and governance

Government announces consultation on environmental principles and governance

Defra has announced a consultation today on the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill to hold government to account. …More Information

CIEEM comment on recent ECJ ruling

CIEEM comment on recent ECJ ruling

CIEEM President, Stephanie Wray CEcol CEnv FCIEEM, comments on the People Over Wind and Sweetman ruling. …More Information

CIEEM President appointed to new Bat Expert Panel

CIEEM President appointed to new Bat Expert Panel

The first meeting of Natural England’s Bat Expert Panel took place on 25th January 2018. …More Information

CIEEM & The Wildlife Trusts Summer Conference

CIEEM & The Wildlife Trusts Summer Conference

Just under one week left to book onto our joint Summer Conference in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts, which will focus on 'Fit for the future: Developing an ecologically resilient protected sites network'. …More Information

CIEEM publishes Brexit Biodiversity Net Gain briefing

CIEEM publishes Brexit Biodiversity Net Gain briefing

CIEEM has today published its briefing on biodiversity net gain as part of our Brexit engagement activities. …More Information

CIEEM Policy & Communications Internship

CIEEM Policy & Communications Internship

CIEEM is currently recruiting a Policy and Communications Intern. …More Information

CIEEM welcomes Select Committee report on NERC Act

CIEEM welcomes Select Committee report on NERC Act

CIEEM has welcomed the House of Lords Select Committee’s report 'The countryside at a crossroads: Is the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 still fit for purpose?'. …More Information

CIEEM to give evidence on 25YEP

CIEEM to give evidence on 25YEP

CIEEM President to give evidence Environmental Audit Committee. …More Information

Government consulting on revised NPPF

Government consulting on revised NPPF

The UK government is currently consulting on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). …More Information

New report shows 30% decline in water vole distribution

New report shows 30% decline in water vole distribution

A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically. …More Information

Natural England review Defra Biodiversity Metric

Natural England review Defra Biodiversity Metric

To help inform updating the ‘Defra Biodiversity Metric’, Natural England has conducted a survey of stakeholders. …More Information

Defra consulting on future farming policy

Defra consulting on future farming policy

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is today launching a consultation on the future of English farming and the environment.
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HLF consulting on future direction and funding

HLF consulting on future direction and funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is consulting on its role, vision and funding priorities for the next five years. …More Information

Moor Evidence Than Ever

Moor Evidence Than Ever

Guest blog by Dr Claire Wordley, Conservation Evidence …More Information

CIEEM is Recruiting

CIEEM is Recruiting

CIEEM is currently recruiting for three posts. …More Information

CIEEM response to 25-Year Environment Plan

CIEEM response to 25-Year Environment Plan

The UK government has today published its 25-Year Environment Plan. CIEEM applauds the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, for the ambition of the Plan and its long-term vision.
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CIEEM Spring Conference 2018

CIEEM Spring Conference 2018

Bookings close at Midday on Friday 16th March for our Spring Conference on The Nature of Buildings: Designing Effective Mitigation and Enhancement. Book your tickets now, to what is set to be a very informative and innovative day of presentations. …More Information

New Year's Honours list 2018

New Year's Honours list 2018

The full New Year Honours List for 2018 recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. …More Information

New Northern Forest gets Government backing

New Northern Forest gets Government backing

The Prime Minister has announced plans for a new Northern Forest, along the M62 corridor from Liverpool to Hull, as part of the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. …More Information

Natural England consulting on Defra Biodiversity Metric

Natural England consulting on Defra Biodiversity Metric

Natural England is looking to update the Defra Biodiversity Metric originally developed for the 2012 Biodiversity Offsetting Pilots. …More Information

Farming for the next generation

Farming for the next generation

Secretary of State Michael Gove has set out his vision on the future of the English farming industry at the Oxford Farming Conference 2018. …More Information

Defra Tender Opportunities

Defra Tender Opportunities

A number of opportunities currently listed on Defra's tender portal may be of interest to members. …More Information

CIEEM Irish Conference 2018

CIEEM Irish Conference 2018

Just under 1 week left to book your place! Bookings close at midday on Tuesday 24th April. This conference will focus on the successes and failures of various mitigation methods and will reflect on learning from those mistakes. …More Information

Natural England consulting on charging for wildlife licences

Natural England consulting on charging for wildlife licences

Natural England's consultation on the proposal to introduce charges for wildlife licences is now open. …More Information

New and Updated Guidance Publications

New and Updated Guidance Publications

CIEEM has published two need guidance documents and updated two others. …More Information

Member Network Election Results Announced

The 2017 Elections are now complete, with elections having taken place across our Member Networks. You can find up to date details of who is representing you on your committees on the Member Network webpages. …More Information

Natural England consulting on Earned Recognition for bats

Natural England consulting on Earned Recognition for bats

Natural England is currently gathering feedback on proposals for a new Earned Recognition initiative for bats. …More Information

John Lawton presented with CIEEM Medal, and other awards

John Lawton presented with CIEEM Medal, and other awards

Prof Sir John Lawton has been presented with the 2017 CIEEM Medal. …More Information

Max Wade to be next CIEEM President

Max Wade to be next CIEEM President

Professor Max Wade has been elected President-Elect of CIEEM. …More Information

CIEEM key messages on Brexit

CIEEM key messages on Brexit

CIEEM has published a leaflet of our three key messages with regards to Brexit and the natural environment. …More Information

Environment Secretary promises to consult on new scrutiny body

Environment Secretary promises to consult on new scrutiny body

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards.
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NRW New Chief Executive

New CEO of Natural Resources Wales Announced …More Information

CIEEM President gives evidence to Lords NERC Act Committee

CIEEM President gives evidence to Lords NERC Act Committee

CIEEM President Stephanie Wray today gave evidence to the Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. …More Information

CIEEM 2018 Awards Now Open!

CIEEM 2018 Awards Now Open!

The CIEEM 2018 Awards are now open for nominations. …More Information

NCC publishes guidance on Defra 25-Year Environment Plan

The Natural Capital Committee has published its advice to Government on Defra's 25-Year Environment Plan. …More Information

CIEEM Photo Competition 2017

CIEEM Photo Competition 2017

Win £100 Wildcare voucher and enter the CIEEM Photography Competition 2017.
Theme: No Limits for Nature
Deadline: 1st November 2017 …More Information

Help Shape BREEAM UK's Ecology Assessment

Help Shape BREEAM UK's Ecology Assessment

Evolving BREEAM UK's Ecology Assessment Issues: Your Opportunity to Help Shape the Content …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017

Tickets are now available for our upcoming Autumn Conference on Mitigation, monitoring and effectiveness. …More Information

Bat LICL applications - Update from NE

Bat LICL applications - Update from NE

Due to feedback from ecologists on the criteria and process for applications to become a Registered Consultant able to use the CL21 – Bat Low Impact Class Licence, Natural England have extended the types of licence applicants may use as the supporting evidence when applying to register. …More Information

UKELA publish Brexit and nature conservation factsheet

UKELA publish Brexit and nature conservation factsheet

UKELA’s Brexit Task Force and Nature Conservation Working Party have released their Brexit and Nature Conservation Factsheet. …More Information

CIEEM and other professional bodies say EU Withdrawal Bill is inadequate to deliver Gove’s “Green Brexit

CIEEM and other professional bodies say EU Withdrawal Bill is inadequate to deliver Gove’s “Green Brexit

Leading environmental scientists, engineers, ecologists and water and waste experts are calling for meaningful parliamentary scrutiny of environmental policies and laws.
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Natural Capital Planning Tool: call for experts

Natural Capital Planning Tool: call for experts

The Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) Project is inviting experts and practitioners with ecosystem services/Natural Capital knowledge to take part in a short survey to support the NCPT project, which aims to make planning and development in England more sustainable. …More Information

Early bird bookings now available!

Early bird bookings now available!

We have now opened Early bird bookings for CIEEM's Autumn Conference; Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness. Discounted tickets are only available for the next 3 weeks. …More Information

BRE seeking ecology development partner

BRE seeking ecology development partner

BRE is currently seeking expressions of interest for an ecology technical development partner. …More Information

Introducing CIEEM's newest Special Interest Group: Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation

CIEEM is excited to announce the launch of a brand new Special Interest Group (SIG) focussing on Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation. …More Information

Natural England seeking bat experts

Natural England seeking bat experts

Natural England is seeking up to nine leading figures in bat conservation to form a Bat Expert Panel. …More Information

Michael Gove’s Green Brexit speech

Michael Gove’s Green Brexit speech

This morning Michael Gove gave his first keynote speech as Environment Secretary. The speech was very positive and Mr Gove said many things that we applaud. …More Information

Repeal Bill and the natural environment

Repeal Bill and the natural environment

The UK government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill last Thursday. We look at the implications for the natural environment. …More Information

UK government publishes Repeal Bill

UK government publishes Repeal Bill

The UK government has today published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. …More Information

CIEEM CEO speaks on natural environment law

CIEEM CEO speaks on natural environment law

CIEEM CEO Sally Hayns has recently spoken at the WEET Forum event on 'Wildlife Law: Understanding Current Policy & Next Steps for Reform'. …More Information

BOOKINGS CLOSE TODAY - CIEEM Summer Conference - Making Nature Count: Natural capital in policy and practice

BOOKINGS CLOSE TODAY - CIEEM Summer Conference - Making Nature Count: Natural capital in policy and practice

This one-day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. …More Information

CIEEM President speaks on natural environment policy post-Brexit

CIEEM President speaks on natural environment policy post-Brexit

CIEEM President Dr Stephanie Wray has recently spoken at the WEET Forum event on 'The way forward for natural environment policy post-Brexit'. …More Information

What does the Queen's Speech mean for the natural environment?

What does the Queen's Speech mean for the natural environment?

There were 24 bills announced in the Queen’s speech on 21 June 2017. …More Information

CIEEM Celebrates Excellence in the Sector

CIEEM Celebrates Excellence in the Sector

A round up of our CIEEM Awards 2017. …More Information

Michael Gove appointed as new Environment Secretary

Michael Gove appointed as new Environment Secretary

On 11 June 2017, Michael Gove was appointed as the new Environment Secretary. …More Information

CIEEM Patron Tony Juniper awarded CBE

CIEEM Patron Tony Juniper awarded CBE

CIEEM Patron Tony Juniper has been awarded a CBE for his services to conservation. …More Information

CIEEM President Responds to Post-Election Uncertainty

CIEEM President Responds to Post-Election Uncertainty

After the surprising result of the general election, CIEEM has been considering what stance on environmental issues a likely Conservative-DUP government might take. …More Information

What do the UK election manifestos say about the environment?

CIEEM’s analysis of the content of the manifestos and their implications for the environment. …More Information

EC acts to improve nature protection

The European Commission has agreed a new action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU. …More Information

CIEEM calls for environmental commitments in election manifestos

CIEEM calls for environmental commitments in election manifestos

CIEEM calls on all political parties to include environmental commitment in their election manifestos. …More Information

CIEEM/University of Exeter Bat Mitigation Research

CIEEM/University of Exeter Bat Mitigation Research

We have an unprecedented opportunity to assess the effectiveness of mitigation strategies for bats but, if you undertake bat mitigation work, we need your help to do it. …More Information

Society for the Environment Celebrates Two Milestones for Registrations

Society for the Environment Celebrates Two Milestones for Registrations

The Society for the Environment is celebrating a strong start to 2017, reaching two exciting milestones in one week! …More Information

Natural England opens applications for Bat LICL

Natural England opens applications for Bat LICL

Natural England is inviting applications to become a Registered Consultant of the Bat Low Impact Class Licence. …More Information

Defra Minister responds to GCN district licensing question

Defra Minister responds to GCN district licensing question

On 31 March 2017, Dr Thérèse Coffey (Defra Parliamentary Under-Secretary) responded to question 69430 on newts licensing. …More Information

Great Repeal Bill plan published

Great Repeal Bill plan published

Yesterday the UK Government published 'Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union'. This is the Government’s Great Repeal Bill White Paper, which sets out the Government’s proposals for ensuring a functioning statute book once the UK has left the EU.

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CIEEM jointly writes to Prime Minister regarding Article 50 and Great Repeal Bill

CIEEM jointly writes to Prime Minister regarding Article 50 and Great Repeal Bill

Through Greener UK, CIEEM has - along with 46 other environmental organisations - written to Prime Minister Theresa May regarding the triggering of Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill. …More Information

CIEEM Award 2017 Finalists Announced

CIEEM Award 2017 Finalists Announced

We are excited to announce the finalists of our annual Awards ceremony. …More Information

The future of environmental policy after Brexit

The future of environmental policy after Brexit

To uphold the proud tradition of evidence-based policy in the UK is a challenge. …More Information

New mobile App to report Asian hornet sightings

New mobile App to report Asian hornet sightings

The nation’s smartphones are the latest weapon in the fight to prevent the spread of the Asian hornet, thanks to a new App which has been launched today. …More Information

UK Government launches Plan for Britain website

UK Government launches Plan for Britain website

The UK Government has launched the Plan for Britain (and Northern Ireland) website. …More Information

Liverpool Universities First Earth, Ocean & Ecological Sciences Fair

Liverpool Universities First Earth, Ocean & Ecological Sciences Fair

CIEEM will be attending the Liverpool Universities first Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences Careers Fair on Wednesday 15th March 2017, from 11:30 to 16:30 …More Information

CIEEM CPD Tool currently unavailable

Members are unable to log in to the Tool at the present time.... …More Information

MPs call for immediate release of 25-year plan for nature

MPs call for immediate release of 25-year plan for nature

The government's long-delayed 25-year plan for improving nature in England should be published immediately, MPs have said in a letter to the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom. …More Information

European Commission presents options for EU after Brexit

European Commission presents options for EU after Brexit

The European Commission has today presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe. …More Information

Natural England EPS licensing update

Natural England EPS licensing update

Natural England has added flexibility to some existing Mitigation Licences for bats, great crested newt and dormouse species. …More Information

Natural England update on training provision to register under the Otter Class Licence

Natural England update on training provision to register under the Otter Class Licence

The demand to register for this new licence and the approved training has been greater than anticipated. It has been decided to run further approved training under a more formal contract. …More Information

Call for Bat Mitigation Case Studies

Call for Bat Mitigation Case Studies

Researchers at Exeter University are appealing for bat
mitigation case studies …More Information

Environment Minister speaks at NFU conference

Environment Minister speaks at NFU conference

Environment Minister Andrea Leadsom has today given a speech at the National Farmers' Union (NFU) conference, at which she set out her priorities for the food and farming industries. …More Information

CJS Puts a Focus on Volunteering within the Sector

CJS Puts a Focus on Volunteering within the Sector

CIEEM contributes to CJS's focus on volunteering this month using findings from our research into skills gaps/skills shortages within the sector. …More Information

CIEEM welcomes Lords report on Brexit and the environment and climate change

CIEEM welcomes Lords report on Brexit and the environment and climate change

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published its report on Brexit and the environment and climate change, which highlights key actions that will be needed to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit. …More Information

EC opens public consultation on CAP

EC opens public consultation on CAP

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on modernising and simplifying the common agricultural policy (CAP). …More Information

Bats and churches set for a harmonious future

Bats and churches set for a harmonious future

A new project bridging the gap between bat conservation and the protection of historic churches has received £3.8million of National Lottery support.
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Natural England to roll-out new national approach to GCN licensing

Natural England to roll-out new national approach to GCN licensing

Natural England is to implement a new approach to the conservation of great crested newts in England.
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UK Government publishes Brexit White Paper

UK Government publishes Brexit White Paper

The UK Government has published a White Paper intended to provide Parliament and the country with a clear vision of what they are seeking to achieve in negotiating the UK's exit from, and new partnership with, the EU. …More Information

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

The UK Committee on Climate Change has published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 synthesis report. …More Information

Supreme Court rules that Parliament must approve triggering Article 50

Supreme Court rules that Parliament must approve triggering Article 50

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 on its own and must seek Parliamentary approval to do so. …More Information

Welsh Government publishes White Paper on Brexit

Welsh Government publishes White Paper on Brexit

The Welsh Government has published a white paper entitled: Securing Wales’ Future - Transition from the European Union to a new relationship with Europe. …More Information

Natural Capital Committee publishes fourth report

Natural Capital Committee publishes fourth report

The Natural Capital Committee has published its fourth report on the state of natural capital. …More Information

Scottish Government consulting on Scottish Planning System changes

Scottish Government consulting on Scottish Planning System changes

The consultation paper “places, people & planning” sets out 20 proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system and support sustainable economic growth across the country. …More Information

Lords Committee launches Brexit inquiry on agriculture

Lords Committee launches Brexit inquiry on agriculture

The Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a short inquiry on Brexit and agriculture. …More Information

New freshwater macroinvertebrate species discovered in the UK using eDNA

New freshwater macroinvertebrate species discovered in the UK using eDNA

Researchers from the University of Hull, working closely with the Environment Agency, have detected a new non-native gammarid species, native to continental Europe, in several River catchments in the UK. …More Information

Prime Minister sets out vision for Brexit

Prime Minister sets out vision for Brexit

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May set out her Plan for Britain, including the 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit. …More Information

CIEEM Patron and Prince Charles publish book on climate change

CIEEM Patron and Prince Charles publish book on climate change

"Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today."


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Select Committee recommends new Environmental Protection Act

Select Committee recommends new Environmental Protection Act

Environmental Audit Committee calls for new Environmental Protection Act during Article 50 negotiations to maintain the UK's strong environmental standards. …More Information

CIEEM Vice President talks about wildlife and planning

CIEEM Vice President talks about wildlife and planning

Lisa Kerslake recently spoke to House Planning Help about how self-builders can encourage wildlife to flourish on their plots. …More Information

Bat Mitigation Strategies Research Project

Bat Mitigation Strategies Research Project

CIEEM is currently working with academics to undertake research into the effectiveness of common mitigation strategies used to protect bat populations in the UK and Ireland. …More Information

Natural England Announce New Wildlife Licensing Policies

Natural England Announce New Wildlife Licensing Policies

Natural England has changed the way it issues licences to provide significant benefits for both wildlife and licence applicants. …More Information

European Commission to retain Nature Directives

European Commission to retain Nature Directives

European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has announced that the EU will keep the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives intact. …More Information

Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK Construction and Developments

Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK Construction and Developments

In partnership with both CIRIA and IEMA, we are developing new guidance to help professionals and UK industry address this challenge and to achieve ‘Net Gain’ targets for biodiversity. …More Information

Winners of the 2016 UK Awards for Biological Recording  and Information Sharing announced

Winners of the 2016 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing announced

The winners of the second UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing will be announced at the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh during an evening ceremony on Thursday 17 November 2016.

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Spring Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

Spring Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

The call for papers for CIEEM's 2017 Spring Conference is now open! The deadline for submission is 9th December. …More Information

Environmental Audit Committee seeking specialist adviser on MPAs

Environmental Audit Committee seeking specialist adviser on MPAs

The Environmental Audit Select Committee (EAC) is inviting expressions of interest from individuals interested in being a specialist adviser to the Committee’s inquiry into Marine Protected Areas. …More Information

Recent Select Committee evidence sessions on Brexit and the Natural Environment

Recent Select Committee evidence sessions on Brexit and the Natural Environment

There have been three recent evidence sessions by Select Committees that will be of interest to members and the sector. …More Information

Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill

Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of March 2017, meaning that the UK will leave the EU by April 2019. …More Information

NRW publishes State of Natural Resources Report

NRW publishes State of Natural Resources Report

Natural Resources Wales has published the final version of the State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR). …More Information

Detecting Change – Development and application of a power analysis tool

Detecting Change – Development and application of a power analysis tool

This research will review existing power analysis approaches, identify candidate approaches worthy of examination against realistic scenarios and evaluate the effectiveness of each approach in practice using realistic case studies. The project will create user-friendly software to permit access to the recommended approach for a wide range of users. …More Information

Crayfish deaths in watercourses in your area, and increased biosecurity

The Environment Agency is investigating the deaths of our rare protected native white clawed Crayfish in three locations across the Severn and Wye river catchment. We expect this to be confirmed as Crayfish Plague which is very infectious for Crayfish. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Bookings Close Soon!

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Bookings Close Soon!

Bookings close at 10am on Monday 31st October for CIEEM's Autumn Conference Skills for the Future: Understanding the impacts of new tools, techniques and approaches.
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CIEEM Medal winner receives IUCN award for protected areas

CIEEM Medal winner receives IUCN award for protected areas

CIEEM Medal 2016 winner, Roger Crofts, has been awarded the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for their outstanding service to protected areas. …More Information

More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

Time is running out to save UK nature – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Nottingham, 1st & 2nd November

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Nottingham, 1st & 2nd November

Workshops/Seminars have now been announced for CIEEM's Autumn Conference, which will focus on the impact of current and future drivers of skills acquisition, such as the emergence of new technologies, tools and approaches. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Workshop/Seminar's Announced

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Workshop/Seminar's Announced

Workshops/Seminars have now been announced for CIEEM's Autumn Conference, taking place on 1st & 2nd November, which focuses on Skills for the Future. …More Information

Latest edition of In Practice magazine features uplands and Brexit

Latest edition of In Practice magazine features uplands and Brexit

The September 2016 edition of CIEEM's membership magazine, In Practice, is on the theme of Upland Ecology and also has features on Brexit. …More Information

CIEEM Governance Positions Open for Application

As part of the AGM process we will be seeking to fill the various governance positions. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2016 - First Speakers Announced

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2016 - First Speakers Announced

The first speakers for CIEEM's Autumn Conference "Skills for the future: Understanding the Impact of new tools, techniques and approaches", have now been announced. …More Information

CIEEM publishes Position Statement on Brexit

CIEEM publishes Position Statement on Brexit

CIEEM has published its views on Brexit and what should happen next regarding the natural environment. …More Information

Sponsorship Opportunity: Improving the Effectiveness of Bat Mitigation

Sponsorship Opportunity: Improving the Effectiveness of Bat Mitigation

CIEEM is seeking funding from sponsors in order to collaborate in a research project to collate evidence on the effectiveness of bat mitigation in the UK and Ireland. …More Information

Professor Michael Winter OBE appointed to Natural England Board

Professor Michael Winter OBE appointed to Natural England Board

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, has appointed Professor Michael Winter OBE to the Board of Natural England as a member. …More Information

Effects of Traffic Noise and Road Construction Noise on Bats

Effects of Traffic Noise and Road Construction Noise on Bats

This manual provides engineers, biologists, and consultants with guidance related to the effects of traffic noise and road construction noise on bats. …More Information

First record of Leisler's Bat mortality at a wind farm in Ireland

First record of Leisler's Bat mortality at a wind farm in Ireland

The first verified record of a Leisler’s Bat (Nyctalus leisleri (Kuhl, 1817)) mortality at a wind farm in Ireland was confirmed on 20 August 2015 near Hollyford, County Tipperary. …More Information

Badger cull reported to be expanded in England

Badger cull reported to be expanded in England

News outlets report that the badger cull is to be expanded. …More Information

Joint CIEEM, CIRIA and IEMA webinar - Achieving Net Gain Biodiversity Outcomes

Joint CIEEM, CIRIA and IEMA webinar - Achieving Net Gain Biodiversity Outcomes

Principles for Achieving Net Gain Biodiversity Outcomes from Development
22 September 2016
12:30–13:30
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Environmental Audit Committee requests Ministers give evidence on plans for environmental legislation

Environmental Audit Committee requests Ministers give evidence on plans for environmental legislation

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to the Ministers seeking reassurance about Government plans UK environmental law that originates from the EU. …More Information

New Defra Ministers

New Defra Ministers

Andrea Leadsom replaces Liz Truss as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. …More Information

Brexit: What next for ecology and the environment?

Brexit: What next for ecology and the environment?

We have seen much change over the past week and there seems to be a new twist every day. Amongst all this CIEEM is reiterating that the UK is still a member of the EU and that all EU legislation, policy and regulations are still applicable and enforceable. …More Information

Skills Gap Assessment Survey 2016

Help us understand more about current and future skills gaps in the Ecology and Environmental Management sectors …More Information

UK votes to leave EU: What now for the natural environment?

UK votes to leave EU: What now for the natural environment?

The votes have been counted and the UK electorate has narrowly decided to leave the European Union. …More Information

CIEEM Position Statement on EU says nature better IN Europe

CIEEM Position Statement on EU says nature better IN Europe

CIEEM has today published its position on the UK’s EU Referendum. CIEEM encourages all those who are concerned with the natural environment to vote to remain a member of the EU. …More Information

CIEEM Medal winner Brian Moss passes away

CIEEM Medal winner Brian Moss passes away

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Professor Brian Moss died on Friday 27 May 2016. …More Information

Last day to register to vote on UK EU Referendum

Last day to register to vote on UK EU Referendum

Today is the last day to register to vote on the UK's EU Referendum. If you are eligible to vote and have not yet registered to do so CIEEM strongly encourages you to get it done - TODAY! …More Information

Welsh Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary announced

Welsh Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary announced

As from yesterday, Lesley Griffiths AM is Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs – replacing Carl Sergeant AM, who is now Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children. …More Information

Scottish Environment and Climate Change Secretary announced

Scottish Environment and Climate Change Secretary announced

Roseanna Cunningham MSP has been announced at Scotland's Environment and Climate Change Secretary. …More Information

Final Summer Conference Programme Released

Final Summer Conference Programme Released

The final programme for CIEEM's Summer Conference; Linear Infrastructure and Biodiversity: Impacts and Opportunities, has now been released! …More Information

Workshops Announced For Summer Conference 2016

Workshops Announced For Summer Conference 2016

Workshops for the Summer Conference have now been announced. …More Information

Register to Vote on the UK's Membership of the EU

Register to Vote on the UK's Membership of the EU

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you must register by 7 June if you want to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June. …More Information

CIEEM Medal Winner 2016 Announced

CIEEM Medal Winner 2016 Announced

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) has announced the 2016 recipient of their prestigious CIEEM Medal. …More Information

Speakers announced for Summer Conference Programme

Speakers announced for Summer Conference Programme

Five new speakers have now been announced for the Summer Conference. …More Information

Summer Conference Call for Papers 2016

Summer Conference Call for Papers 2016

Call for Papers for the Summer Conference (Linear Infrastructure and Biodiversity: Impacts and Opportunities, 28th June, Birmingham) is now open. …More Information

IEEP report on potential consequences for the UK of leaving the EU

IEEP report on potential consequences for the UK of leaving the EU

The Institute for European Environmental Policy has been commissioned by RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and WWF to produce a report entitled 'The potential policy and environmental consequences for the UK of a departure from the European Union'. …More Information

CIEEM survey shows overwhelming support for staying in the EU

CIEEM survey shows overwhelming support for staying in the EU

A recent survey of CIEEM members has shown, on the basis of natural environment considerations, overwhelming support for the UK to remain a member of the EU. …More Information

March In Practice - Managing the Impact of Animal and Plant Diseases on Biodiversity

March In Practice - Managing the Impact of Animal and Plant Diseases on Biodiversity

March's edition of the CIEEM journal In Practice is on the theme of Managing the Impact of Animal and Plant Diseases on Biodiversity. …More Information

Natural England invitation to apply to become Bat Low Impact Class Licence Registered Consultant

Natural England invitation to apply to become Bat Low Impact Class Licence Registered Consultant

Natural England is inviting applications to become a Registered Consultant able to apply to register sites under the terms and conditions of the Bat Low Impact Class Licence. …More Information

National Wildlife Crime Unit funded to 2020

National Wildlife Crime Unit funded to 2020

Biodiversity Minister Rory Stewart has made a written statement to Parliament declaring that the National Wildlife Crime Unit will be funded until 2020. …More Information

Water Vole Mitigation Handbook published

Water Vole Mitigation Handbook published

This Mammal Society publication provides the latest guidance on mitigating the effects of development on water voles. …More Information

CIEEM-IEMA webinar on EcIA Guidelines now available online

CIEEM-IEMA webinar on EcIA Guidelines now available online

This webinar provided CIEEM and IEMA members with an outline of the key changes, updates and additions made to this core Impact Assessment text. …More Information

Natural England consultation on new policies for European protected species licences

Natural England consultation on new policies for European protected species licences

Natural England is seeking views on whether four new policies could be permitted under licence to benefit European protected species whilst improving flexibility for development. …More Information

CIEEM has written to Minister regarding National Wildlife Crime Unit

CIEEM has written to Minister regarding National Wildlife Crime Unit

CIEEM has written to Environment Minister Liz Truss regarding the withdrawal of Defra funding for the National Wildlife Crimes Unit (NWCU). …More Information

CIEEM has written to Natural England regarding funding for LERCs

CIEEM has written to Natural England regarding funding for LERCs

CIEEM has written to Natural England regarding our position on the withdrawal of funding for Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs). …More Information

Date of 23 June 2016 announced for EU referendum

Date of 23 June 2016 announced for EU referendum

Following negotiations in Brussels and a subsequent Cabinet meeting, David Cameron has announced that he will propose to Parliament that the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU be held on Thursday 23 June 2016. …More Information

News on Biodiversity Offsetting

News on Biodiversity Offsetting

Defra has published the summary of responses to the consultation on biodiversity offsetting in England, and initial research on the pilot schemes. …More Information

CIEEM Publish New Guidance for Homeowners on Engaging an Ecologist

CIEEM Publish New Guidance for Homeowners on Engaging an Ecologist

CIEEM has published guidelines on A Householders Guide to Engaging An Ecologist: Key Considerations aimed at homeowners renovating, extending and developing their property where planning permission is required. …More Information

Natural England inviting applications to become GCN Low Impact Class Licence Registered Consultant

Natural England inviting applications to become GCN Low Impact Class Licence Registered Consultant

Natural England is inviting ecologists to apply to become Registered Consultants to use the Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence. …More Information

Natural England to end core support for LERCs

Natural England to end core support for LERCs

Natural England’s (NE) evidence team has recently contacted managers of LERCs in England to announce that it will no longer be pursuing Memoranda of Agreement with LERCs. …More Information

Third edition of Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists published

Third edition of Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists published

BCT has published the 3rd edition of Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines. …More Information

European Parliament Votes for Nature

European Parliament Votes for Nature

In a vote at the European Parliament yesterday, Europe’s political representatives have stood up to defend key under-threat EU nature laws. …More Information

Using the 'My CPD' Tool

Using the 'My CPD' Tool

CIEEM launches new online tool for members to plan and record their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). …More Information

Defra publish details of the second tranche of MCZs

Defra publish details of the second tranche of MCZs

Defra has now published details of the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, in which 23 sites will be given protection. …More Information

Spring Conference Programme 2016

Spring Conference Programme 2016

New speakers announced for the Spring Conference on ’Advances in Ecological Impact Assessment’ …More Information

Guidelines on Ecological Impact Assessment (Second Edition)

Guidelines on Ecological Impact Assessment (Second Edition)

CIEEM is pleased to announced that the second edition of Guidelines on Ecological Impact Assessment: Terrestrial, Freshwater and Coastal (2016) has now been published and is available to download. …More Information

Revised Competency Framework launched

CIEEM has revised the Competency Framework in line with feedback received between its launch and the scheduled review of 2015. …More Information

Spring Conference: Bookings Now Open

Spring Conference: Bookings Now Open

Advances in Ecological Impact Assessment
23 March 2016, London …More Information

Conference on the REFIT Check of the Nature Directives

Conference on the REFIT Check of the Nature Directives

The purpose of the conference was to discuss the draft findings of the ‘Evaluation Study to Support the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives’. …More Information

Spring Conference: Call for Abstracts

Spring Conference: Call for Abstracts

'Advances in Ecological Impact Assessment'
23 March, 2016 (London)
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Defra settlement at the Spending Review 2015

Defra settlement at the Spending Review 2015

The Chancellor has published the results of the spending review, including details of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) budget over the course of this parliament. …More Information

CIEEM welcomes new President

CIEEM welcomes new President

We are very pleased to welcome our new President Steph Wray CEcol CEnv FCIEEM. …More Information

Law Commission publish final report and accompanying draft Bill on 10 November 2015

Law Commission publish final report and accompanying draft Bill on 10 November 2015

The Law Commission recommends that the patchwork of existing wildlife legislation be replaced by a single statute. …More Information

Andrew Baker - New CIEEM Fellow

Andrew Baker - New CIEEM Fellow

Andrew Baker is announced as a new CIEEM Fellow. Andrew is the Managing Director of Baker Consultants based in the Peak District. He is one of the foremost UK authorities on the development and interpretation of environmental law, especially in relation to the European Habitats and Wild Birds Directives. …More Information

Nominations for 2016 Awards Now Open!

Nominations for 2016 Awards Now Open!

We are pleased to launch the 2016 CIEEM Awards celebrating professional achievement in ecology and environmental management. …More Information

Lynx UK Trust launch consultation on trial England and Scotland lynx reintroductions

Lynx UK Trust launch consultation on trial England and Scotland lynx reintroductions

Lynx UK Trust intend to apply for a licence in 2016 to trial the reintroduction of lynx to the wild. …More Information

Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on assessment of EU/UK environmental policy

The Environmental Audit Committee is holding an inquiry, to assess the extent to which EU environmental objectives and policies have succeeded in tackling environmental issues in the UK, to inform debate ahead of the referendum on EU membership. …More Information

Response for Nature reports launched

Response for Nature reports launched

On Tuesday 13 October 2015, the Response for Nature reports were launched simultaneously in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In England, we were lucky enough to be joined by naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall, who set out why nature matters, and why it is important for politicians and decision-makers to take action. …More Information

Natural England seeking views on Smarter Guidance

Natural England seeking views on Smarter Guidance

Natural England is seeking feedback from users of Smarter Guidance on the gov.uk website.

The short survey is available online at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OY1B/

The survey closes on 30 October 2015.
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2015/16 Membership subscriptions now due

CIEEM members can now pay their membership subscription for 2015/16 online via the members’ area of the website. In order to retain your CIEEM membership you must renew by 1 October 2015. …More Information

CIEEM Publish Bat Guidelines for Homeowners

CIEEM Publish Bat Guidelines for Homeowners

CIEEM has published guidelines on 'What to Expect from a Bat Survey' aimed at homeowners to give them a broad understanding of bat surveys and why and when they are required. …More Information

Badger cull extended into Dorset

Badger cull extended into Dorset

The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government has announced. …More Information

Government consulting on moving water voles for development purposes

Government consulting on moving water voles for development purposes

Natural England proposes a new class licence for ecological consultants to allow the movement of water voles from locations in England where legal development activities could disturb, injure or kill them or damage their burrows. …More Information

Pilot project aims to help great crested newts and reduce construction delays

Pilot project aims to help great crested newts and reduce construction delays

Natural England is launching a pilot project that will bring more flexibility to the licensing system for great crested newts, while providing more of the weedy ponds which they favour. …More Information

Government publishes GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy

Government publishes GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy

Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government have published 'The Great Britain Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy'. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2015 (3-4 November, Sheffield)

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2015 (3-4 November, Sheffield)

'Reconnecting People and Nature: Opportunities and Challenges'

Updates to Programme announced...

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CIEEM workshop on the EU Referendum

On 31 July CIEEM held a workshop in Birmingham on the possible implications on the sector and the environment of the UK leaving the EU. …More Information

CIEEM Strategic Plan 2015-18

CIEEM Strategic Plan 2015-18

CIEEM Strategic Plan 2015-18 …More Information

Joint event on Air Quality and Ecological Impact Assessment

Joint event on Air Quality and Ecological Impact Assessment

130 delegates and speakers from partnering professional bodies discuss the need for new guidance. …More Information

CIEEM recruiting new Registration Officer

The Registration Officer post will have responsibility for promoting and managing the Register of Chartered Ecologists, along with the award of Chartered Environmentalist. …More Information

Autumn Conference - Call for Papers Deadline

Autumn Conference - Call for Papers Deadline

Reconnecting People and Nature: Opportunities and Challenges
3rd & 4th November 2015, Sheffield
Call for Papers (deadline 27 July 2015) - Now closed
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CIEEM Awards 2015

CIEEM Awards 2015

The 2015 CIEEM Awards were held on 25 June 2015 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. …More Information

CIEEM Past President in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015

CIEEM Past President in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2015

CIEEM Past President and Fellow David Hill CEnv FCIEEM has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. …More Information

CIEEM attend Green Week 2015 on Nature and Biodiversity

CIEEM attend Green Week 2015 on Nature and Biodiversity

As part of our engagement with the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, CIEEM has attended this year's Green Week in Brussels. …More Information

June edition of In Practice magazine

June edition of In Practice magazine

The June 2015 edition of In Practice magazine covers 'Monitoring and Measuring Mitigation Success'. …More Information

BBC Wildlife Power List

BBC Wildlife Power List

BBC Wildlife magazine has published its Wildlife Power List of the 50 British individuals based on substantial positive impact and likelihood of increasing impact in the future. …More Information

Implications of the UK general election – a perspective from CIEEM

Implications of the UK general election – a perspective from CIEEM

On 7 May the UK electorate voted for a majority Conservative government. What does this mean for the ecology and environmental management sector? …More Information

Elizabeth Truss returns to Defra

Elizabeth Truss has today (Monday 11 May) returned to Defra after being re-appointed as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. …More Information

CIEEM and the Fitness Check of the EU Nature Directives

CIEEM and the Fitness Check of the EU Nature Directives

CIEEM has recently contributed to ENEP's response on the EU Fitness Check of Nature Directives, and is now urging all members and non-members to respond to the public consultation. …More Information

CIEEM member Rob Cooke talks to Newsweek

CIEEM member Rob Cooke spoke to Newsweek about the importance of professional ecological consultancy to developers. …More Information

CIEEM 2015 Medal Winners Announced

CIEEM 2015 Medal Winners Announced

CIEEM has announced that there are two recipients of the prestigious CIEEM Medal this year, Professor David Goode and Professor Penny Anderson …More Information

Ecology Consultancy Fined for Safety Failings

Company fined following injury to employee during survey …More Information

Priorities for the next Government – a new report launched by the Society for the Environment

Priorities for the next Government – a new report launched by the Society for the Environment …More Information

People, Politics and the Planet – Any Questions?

People, Politics and the Planet – Any Questions?

On 9th March 2015, CIEEM, the BES and the Sibthorp Trust held a pre-election debate on the environmental policies of the UK’s major political parties.
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March edition of In Practice focuses on innovation and new technologies

The March 2015 edition of In Practice is on the theme of innovation and new technologies. …More Information

CIEEM Publishes New Guidelines for Ecological Report Writing

CIEEM Publishes New Guidelines for Ecological Report Writing

The new Guidelines are free to download and replace the Professional Guidance Series 9 …More Information

Photographic Competition

West Midlands Section organises member-wide photographic competition …More Information

CIEEM Launches Films to Guide Chartered Status Applications

CIEEM Launches Films to Guide Chartered Status Applications

CIEEM has recently produced some short films providing guidance for members thinking of applying for either Chartered Ecologist or Chartered Environmentalist status. …More Information

Environment Agency Winning the War on Invasive Fish

Environment Agency Winning the War on Invasive Fish

CIEEM pleased to see the Environment Agency moving ahead with invasive species action …More Information

Party Leaders Make Joint Climate Commitment

Party Leaders Make Joint Climate Commitment

Encouraging news from the three main parties voicing their willingness to co-operate on climate change policies. …More Information

Miliband Makes Election Promise to Scrap Badger Cull

Miliband Makes Election Promise to Scrap Badger Cull

CIEEM is pleased to see Labour promising to scrap the badger cull, which has not been based on rigorous science or evidence, if they are elected in May. …More Information

Oliver Rackham, OBE, FBA (1939 - 2015)

Oliver Rackham, OBE, FBA (1939 - 2015)

The academic and renowned expert in woodlands, Oliver Rackham has sadly died aged 75. …More Information

CIEEM encourages members to nominate themselves as IPBES experts

The Chair of IPBES has called for nominations for experts for: 2(b): Regional/Subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services; 2(c): Scoping process for the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services; and 3(b)(i): Thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. …More Information

Spring Conference - Programme available

Spring Conference - Programme available

Speakers announced from Natural Resources Wales, RSPB, National Trust, WWT, Dublin City Council... …More Information

BCT Wildlife and transport infrastructure Symposium – 1 April 2015

The keynote speaker for the BCTs international symposium will be Lars Nilsson of CEDR. …More Information

Bat Habitats Regulation Act 2015

A Bill has been proposed by Christopher Chope, Conservative MP for Christchurch, to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the non-built environment and to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment. …More Information

European Commission Fitness Check of the Nature Directives

The European Commission has announced its review of the EU Habitats and Wild Birds Directives. This new review will be looking at the Directives themselves and how they have been working across the EU. It forms part of a wider Commission better regulation project called REFIT which is looking at a range of EU legislation. …More Information

Welsh Section Conference 2015 Launched

Welsh Section Conference 2015 Launched

The Welsh Section committee launch their 2015 Conference and AGM.
Bookings now open... …More Information

Funding Announced for Bat Surveys & Mitigation in Churches

With a cut-off date of Fri 30 Jan, individual applications for grants of between £10,000 & £100,000 can be made for roof repairs & associated bat surveys and mitigation, in Listed Places of Worship. The fund is being administered by the NHMF in connection with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. …More Information

Successful Autumn Conference in Edinburgh

CIEEM held its recent Autumn Conference entitled ‘Progress in Effective Habitat Restoration, Translocation and Creation’ in Edinburgh on 11-12 November 2014. …More Information

People, Politics and the Planet - Any Questions? A pre-election debate on the environmental policies of the UK’s major political parties, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

People, Politics and the Planet - Any Questions? A pre-election debate on the environmental policies of the UK’s major political parties, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

In May 2015, citizens of the United Kingdom will take to the polls and cast their vote for the party that they would like to see run the country for the next five years. But how would the largest political parties seek to secure a sustainable future for the natural environment? …More Information

December edition of In Practice magazine focuses on training and skills

The latest edition of CIEEM's bulletin, In Practice, focuses on the topics of training and skills. …More Information

EU governments to begin invasive species action

Member states have until 2 January 2016 to put in place “fully functioning structures” to prevent the intentional introduction of invasive alien species into the EU when the European Commission introduces its first list of species to be banned. Those species that are causing the most damage will be prioritised under regulation 1143/2014, which enters into force on 1 January 2015 after it was published in the EU Official Journal on 4th November 2014. …More Information

SNH publish Scottish Beaver Trial reports

SNH publish Scottish Beaver Trial reports

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has published six scientific reports by the partner organisations behind the Scottish Beaver Trial (SBT) – the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and Forestry Commission Scotland – on the first ever licenced mammal reintroduction in the UK. …More Information

2015 Spring Conference: Call for Papers

2015 Spring Conference: Call for Papers

CIEEM's Spring Conference (Bristol, 24 March) will focus on 'Managing Coastal Habitats'. We are now inviting the submission of papers. …More Information

Low Impact Bat Class Licence - Updated Application Form

Natural England has informed us that there appears to be a problem with the ‘submit application’ button for the above application process, which has now been fixed. …More Information

Defra publish plans for future content on Gov.uk

Defra has now published the outline content for the Development topic guidance for gov.uk and list of what is happening to existing Natural England guidance for stakeholder comments. This includes guidance on SEA, EIA, local plans, neighbourhood planning, agricultural land classification and energy development. …More Information

Introduction of the Low Impact Bat Class Licence: invitation to apply to become a Registered Consultant

Natural England has announced the introduction of the Low Impact Bat Class Licence and an invitation to apply to become a Registered Consultant.

Please see the documents below with regards to inviting applications to become a Registered Consultant for the Low Impact Bat Class Licence. The application period runs from 12th November to midnight on the 1st December only. …More Information

Stephanie Wray elected as next CIEEM President

Stephanie Wray elected as next CIEEM President

Dr Stephanie Wray CEnv FCIEEM, a partner at Peter Brett Associates LLP, has been elected as the next President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). …More Information

Overseas Territories Conference 2014 programme announced

Overseas Territories Conference 2014 programme announced

CIEEM's Overseas Territories Special Interest Group (OT-SIG) 2014 conference:
Lessons to be Learnt from Invasive Species Mitigation and Management in the British Overseas Territories …More Information

CIEEM Awards 2015 open for entries and nominations

CIEEM Awards 2015 open for entries and nominations

Nominations and entries for the 2015 CIEEM Awards are now open.
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ENEP side-event highlights challenges for new European Commissioners

ENEP side-event highlights challenges for new European Commissioners

The European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP), of which CIEEM is a member, held its most recent General Assembly in Brussels on 9-10 October 2014. The first day of the Assembly involved a visit to the European Commission, with an introduction to the Commission and further insights on energy and the environment. …More Information

Defra and Natural England launch guidance on the biodiversity duty for public authorities

Under the biodiversity duty, public authorities must consider how to conserve biodiversity in all their actions. Defra and Natural England have published guidance on how this should be achieved. …More Information

Autumn Conference - Keynote Speaker announced

Autumn Conference - Keynote Speaker announced

Book now and receive free careers advice at the conference if you apply by 24 October! …More Information

CIEEM Awards 2015 open for sponsorship

CIEEM Awards 2015 open for sponsorship

We are proud of what our profession contributes to a more sustainable environment. There is much to celebrate! The 2015 Awards build on the success of our 2014 celebrations. They reflect the scope and success of our profession and those companies and organisations working to deliver better outcomes for nature and for society. …More Information

Europe adopts Invasive Alien Species Regulation

On 29 September the EU adopted legislation that will tackle the rapidly growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The Regulation is a crucial step towards achieving the EU's 2020 biodiversity targets, while also delivering on a commitment under the Convention on Biological Diversity to establish rules to address the threats posed by these species. …More Information

Ecological Capacity in Local Planning Authorities

On 11th September the All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity (APPGB) held a meeting in the House of Commons to consider the importance of Ecological Capacity in Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) for the UK’s commitments to biodiversity, but also as an integral part of the efficient and appropriate delivery of housing and infrastructure needs in the UK. Presentations were heard from Mike Oxford CEcol FCIEEM (Association of Local Government Ecologists), Penny Simpson (Freeths LLP), Ryan Mellor CEnv MCIEEM (URS) and John Harrison CEnv MCIEEM (formerly Shropshire County Council). The key conclusions and recommendations of the meeting have been sent to relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers at DCLG, Defra and BIS asking for direct meetings on the subject. …More Information

Scotland votes to remain part of the UK

Scotland votes to remain part of the UK

In the referendum on independence from the UK, Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom by a small majority. …More Information

Meeting with Natural England re Protected Species Licensing

Meeting with Natural England re Protected Species Licensing

CIEEM President John Box, Chief Executive Sally Hayns and Andrew Baker (Baker Associates) met with Natural England on 16 September 2014 to discuss increasing member concerns about the current approach to protected species licensing. …More Information

Natural England Licensing

CIEEM has recently written to Natural England regarding problems with EPS licensing. CIEEM will be working with Natural England on these issues.
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Rob Strachan Obituary

Rob Strachan Obituary

Rob Strachan, ecologist and author of The Water Vole Conservation Handbook, died in May following a short illness. Most recently, Rob worked as Biodiversity Technical Specialist with Natural Resources Wales focusing on Priority Biodiversity Action Plan species and habitats associated with wetlands and rivers. He was the author of a great many publications on water vole, otter, mink and pine marten, but also of several books with broad public appeal, such as The Mammal Detective. …More Information

Bookings now open for Autumn Conference

Bookings now open for Autumn Conference

Habitat Restoration, Translocation and Creation …More Information

Free skills training workshops!

Free skills training workshops!

Free skills training workshops! …More Information

Elizabeth Truss is new Environment Secretary

Elizabeth Truss is new Environment Secretary …More Information

CIEEM response to bats and churches opinion piece in The Times

CIEEM has responded to the recent opinion piece “Bat-huggers have no excuse. History is being destroyed. Why should people endanger their health when they worship?” by Jean Wilson published on 17 June 2014 in The Times. …More Information

CIEEM invites tenders for a feasibility study into provision of e-learning

CIEEM is inviting tenders for the preparation of a feasibility study into the potential for incorporating e-learning opportunities as part of our Professional Development Programme. …More Information

CIEEM Awards featured on BBC Nature

A number of the 2014 CIEEM Awards winners have been featured in an image slideshow on the BBC Nature website. …More Information

Defra consulting on Reforming Biodiversity Guidance

Defra has published plans outlining its proposed content for the new guidance on Biodiversity. …More Information

2014 CIEEM Award winners presented with trophies at award ceremony

2014 CIEEM Award winners presented with trophies at award ceremony

On 26 June the 2014 CIEEM Award winners were presented with their trophies at a special luncheon …More Information

UK to host 2022 World Congress of Soil Science

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) has awarded the 2022 World Congress to the British Society of Soil Science. …More Information

New study says European agricultural policy is failing the environment

The European policies designed to encourage a more biodiverse environment that is better able to support wildlife and plants are failing. In fact, analysis of the reforms designed to “green” the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) suggests they neither encourage greater wildlife abundance nor provide adequate protection for vulnerable habitats such as grasslands. …More Information

June's In Practice magazine focuses on freshwater ecology

The June 2014 edition of In Practice magazine is on the theme of freshwater ecology. The edition covers an array of issues within this field including rethinking our relationship with water, how much water rivers need for hydroecology and environmental flows, a preview of new survey and mitigation guidelines for water voles, monitoring freshwater fish, the role of beaver-generated landscapes in flood prevention, invasive non-native crayfish in the UK, and a crayfish control case study on the River Glaven. …More Information

What does the Queen's speech mean for ecology and the environment?

There were several announcements in the Queen's speech yesterday, for the last parliament of the current Government, that will be of interest to members. …More Information

Global ecosystem services revalued at US$125-145 trillion per year

Following on from the ground-breaking Costanza et al. work in 1997, which valued the planet's ecosystem services at US$33 trillion per year, and after much criticism, this work has now been revised and global ecosystem services have been revalued at between US$125 trillion and US$145 trillion per year. …More Information

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. …More Information

Rob Strachan Passes Away

Rob Strachan Passes Away

CIEEM is very sad to report that Rob Strachan died peacefully at home yesterday after a short battle with cancer. …More Information

Keith Kirby awarded the 2014 CIEEM Medal

Keith Kirby awarded the 2014 CIEEM Medal

Keith Kirby has been announced as the winner of the 2014 CIEEM Medal …More Information

Tickets go on sale for 2014 CIEEM Awards luncheon

Tickets go on sale for 2014 CIEEM Awards luncheon

Tickets go on sale for 2014 CIEEM Awards luncheon …More Information

2014 CIEEM Awards finalists announced!

2014 CIEEM Awards finalists announced!

The finalists for the 2014 CIEEM Awards have been announced …More Information

New Membership Eligibility now in effect!

New Membership Eligibility now in effect!

New membership eligibility is now live! …More Information

Select Committee publishes report on HS2 and environment

The Government's Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on HS2 and the environment. …More Information

New planning guidance published online to support NPPF

New planning guidance to support the National Planning Policy Framework has been published online. Planning Minister Nick Boles has made a written statement on the matter. …More Information

Biodiversity offsetting – Government responds to Select Committee

The Government has responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on biodiversity offsetting. …More Information

Defra announce environmental DNA (eDNA) test to detect GCN presence

Natural England has welcomed the publication by Defra of a study which includes an evaluation of the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect great crested newts in water. …More Information

Important changes to CIEEM membership eligibility coming!

Important changes to CIEEM membership eligibility coming!

New Eligibility Criteria for CIEEM membership. From early April 2014, membership eligibility will be based upon CIEEM’s Competency Framework. …More Information

Defra announce new environmental scheme for farmers to prioritise biodiversity

Improving biodiversity and water quality will be prioritised in the new environmental land management scheme as part of the Common Agricultural Policy. …More Information

Law Commission publish invasive non-native species report

The Law Commission’s has today published its report Wildlife Law: Control of Invasive Non-native Species. …More Information

National Wildlife Crime Unit funding secured for two more years

The UK Government has committed to funding the NWCU until 2016. …More Information

CIEEM West Midlands Section launch conference on mitigation and enhancement

CIEEM West Midlands Section launch conference on mitigation and enhancement

CIEEM's West Midlands Section committee are pleased to announce their 2014 Conference taking place on 9th April at Deer Park Hall, Pershore. …More Information

Seven new courses accredited by CIEEM

Seven new courses accredited by CIEEM

Seven new university courses have just been accredited by CIEEM …More Information

CIEEM Welsh Section launch conference on GIS and Remote Sensing

CIEEM Welsh Section launch conference on GIS and Remote Sensing

21 February 2014, Aberystwyth

Speakers include Dr Emyr Roberts, CEO of Natural Resources Wales, and Tony Gent, CEO of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

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CIEEM Student member awarded Penny Anderson Associates Prize

CIEEM Student member awarded Penny Anderson Associates Prize

Lucy Ryan, a student member of CIEEM, has been awarded the Penny Anderson Associates Prize for the best student dissertation in the Conservation and Resource Management MRes degree at the University of Liverpool. …More Information

ALGE publish report on Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities

The Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) has published 'Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities: What is needed to deliver statutory obligations for biodiversity?'. …More Information

CIEEM Patron John Lawton awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Society for the Environment

Professor Sir John Lawton CBE was among seven new Honorary Fellows to be presented by the Society for the Environment today. Sir John received his Fellowship for his work on population dynamics and biodiversity.
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Government announces 27 new Marine Conservation Zones

27 new Marine Conservation Zones have been created to help better protect our rich marine life. These will join over 500 marine protected areas that already exist in the UK. …More Information

CIEEM respond to biodiversity offsetting consultation

CIEEM has responsed to the recent Defra consultation on biodiversity offsetting in England. …More Information

2013 Award Winners Announced at CIEEM Conference

2013 Award Winners Announced at CIEEM Conference

People and Best Practice Award Winners presented with trophies during the CIEEM Annual Conference …More Information

New Qualification for Professional Ecologists

New Qualification for Professional Ecologists

CIEEM is delighted to announce the very first Chartered Ecologists …More Information

Environment Agency job cuts bigger and quicker than expected

Environment Agency job cuts bigger and quicker than expected

The Environment Agency is to cut its staffing levels by 15% by next October …More Information

Natural England Revises Standing Advice for European Protected Species

Natural England Revises Standing Advice for European Protected Species

Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and developers will no longer have to wait for 21 days for advice from Natural England on wildlife species covered by European law. …More Information

Changes to CPD regulations effective from 1 October 2013

Changes to CPD regulations effective from 1 October 2013

The new CPD regulations come into effect from today (1 October 2013) …More Information

Chartered Ecologist Register is now open!

Chartered Ecologist Register is now open!

We are delighted to announce that the Chartered Ecologist Register is now open for applications from CIEEM Full members. …More Information

CIEEM represented at Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference

CIEEM Welsh Section stand at the Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference …More Information

CIEEM Irish Section Conference - November 2013

CIEEM Irish Section Conference - November 2013

Further information about the theme and topics of the upcoming Irish Conference. …More Information

CIEEM is recruiting

CIEEM is currently recruiting for two positions. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Programme announcement

CIEEM Autumn Conference - Programme announcement

The conference programme is available to download, plus book your accommodation now to benefit from special delegate rates. …More Information

Defra launch consultation on biodiversity offsetting in England

Defra have today launched the much anticipated consultation on biodiversity offsetting in England. The document sets out options for the Government’s proposed biodiversity offsetting system and poses questions about how the system may best operate. …More Information

A restatement of the natural science evidence base relevant to the control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain

CIEEM members may be interested in the above article published recently in Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal. …More Information

Badger cull starts in England

A badger cull is underway in England despite protests, the National Farmers' Union has confirmed. About 5,000 badgers are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Environment Minister Owen Paterson says the cull is necessary to tackle bovine TB but opponents say it is inhumane and ineffective. It is understood the cull in Gloucestershire will start later this week.
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'Sustainable Engineering for the Olympic Park' - new CIEEM/Geological Society event announced

A free conference exploring the challenges and achievements of geologists and ecologists at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the London 2012 Olympic Games. …More Information

Scottish Government hosting over 50 Marine Planning events

The Planning Scotland's Seas consultation about Marine Planning, Marine Protected Areas and the future of Marine Renewables has now launched. There will be a series of public events happening around Scotland to explain more about the consultation. These events are free and open to everyone. The consultation closes on 13 November 2013. …More Information

CIEEM to hold joint Scottish Biodiversity Strategy event with BES and SBF

CIEEM to hold joint Scottish Biodiversity Strategy event with BES and SBF

This two day meeting provides an important forum for scientists, ecological practitioners, policymakers and managers working on biodiversity issues in Scotland. …More Information

CIEEM Autumn/Winter Training Programme 2013

CIEEM Autumn/Winter Training Programme 2013

Now available to download, all upcoming training events including CIEEM's latest series of masterclasses. …More Information

Overseas Territories Technical Seminar at Kew announced

Overseas Territories Technical Seminar at Kew announced

September's seminar, entitled: 'Anguilla, the Chagos Archipelago and Plant Conservation in the Overseas Territories' will be held at the Herbarium at Kew Gardens …More Information

CIEEM supports Defra Workshop for Senior Planners

Outputs from Defra workshop held on 5 July 2013 …More Information

BCT announces the first positive cases of Pseudogymnoascus destructans in the UK

BCT announces the first positive cases of Pseudogymnoascus destructans in the UK

The first positive cases of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) (the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in North America) have been confirmed in the UK. …More Information

Invitation to Tender for CIEEM's Legal Services

CIEEM is now tendering for providers of legal services …More Information

Launch of 'Planning Naturally' publication

Planning Naturally has been produced by the RSPB, the RTPI and CIEEM and will be launched at the RTPI Planning Convention on 11 July 2013. …More Information

David Stubbs announced as winner of 2013 CIEEM Medal

David Stubbs announced as winner of 2013 CIEEM Medal

CIEEM has awarded its prestigious Institute Medal to David Stubbs, the former Head of Sustainability for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). …More Information

CIEEM Announces First Accredited Degrees

CIEEM Announces First Accredited Degrees

Six university degree courses have recently received accredited degree or accredited degree pathway status from CIEEM. …More Information

BCT Good Practice Survey Guidelines Review

BCT Good Practice Survey Guidelines Review

Final call for comments on the 2012 guidelines to everyone who downloaded a copy from the BCT website. …More Information

Discover new ways of working together

Discover new ways of working together

Last week to book for the CIEEM / Landscape Institute joint Green Infrastructure Conference …More Information

Environment suffers again in Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday in the 2013 Spending Review that Defra will see a 10% reduction in its budget for spending in 2015-16. However this is likely to see biodiversity spending slashed even further as spending on flood defences will be protected. …More Information

Lord Heseltine receives honorary SocEnv Fellowship

Lord Heseltine receives honorary SocEnv Fellowship

Lord Michael Heseltine has received an honorary fellowship from the Society for the Environment in recognition of his contribution to environmental matters. …More Information

Environmental Audit Committee reports on Embedding Sustainable Development in Government

One of the Government’s earliest decisions in this Parliament was to abolish the Sustainable Development Commission. That decision had a direct impact on the Select Committee's work, as they set out in their January 2011 report on that change. Since then the Committee has continued to monitor the Government’s efforts to bring sustainable development responsibilities back into Government departments. Now, two years on, the Committee makes some conclusions and recommendations. …More Information

Improving environmental guidance and data reporting

Improving environmental guidance and data reporting

Defra has launched an interactive website - Smarter Guidance and Data to capture your views. …More Information

Defra reports on progress of the Habitats Directive Implementation Review

The Review looked at how the Directives are implemented in England and relevant UK waters. It was found that implementation generally works well, but identified room for improvement in four areas. 28 measures were announced to improve implementation across these areas. The Review set out a detailed timetable for delivery and 25 of the 28 measures have been implemented. …More Information

Do you ever feel that landscape designers are from Venus and ecologists are from Mars?

Do you ever feel that landscape designers are from Venus and ecologists are from Mars?

How can we better connect? If you are working on Green Infrastructure delivery, the CIEEM / LI Summer Conference will generate a wealth of useful discussions and potential solutions... …More Information

Floral lawn enhances biodiversity in west London

Floral lawn enhances biodiversity in west London

A grass-free lawn, believed to be the first in a public park, has been planted in Avondale Park, West London as part of PhD research by the University of Reading …More Information

Call for Papers for Autumn Conference

Call for papers for CIEEM autumn conference now open …More Information

State of Nature report

State of Nature report

For the first time ever, the UK’s wildlife organisations have joined forces to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories. The report looks at some of the wider issues involved in our changing countryside, the historical declines of habitats and species and asses the status of wildlife in eight different habitat types. …More Information

Defra launch 'Smarter Guidance and Data'

UK businesses and the public are being asked to send ideas on how volumes of environmental rules and regulations can be drawn together and made easier to find. …More Information

Expressions of interest (second round) now open for CIEEM accreditation

Expressions of interest (second round) now open for CIEEM accreditation

The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest for the second round of accreditation is 14 June 2013. …More Information

CIEEM awards new Fellowships

CIEEM awards new Fellowships

CIEEM presents certificates to its newest Fellows …More Information

CIEEM Celebrates Receiving Royal Charter

CIEEM Celebrates Receiving Royal Charter

On 9th April 2013, the former Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) celebrated becoming the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM – pronounced ‘sy-eem’). …More Information

Natural England rolling out two chargeable services from 1 April 2013

Natural England is rolling out two chargeable services from the beginning of April 2013. …More Information

Royal Charter and Great Seal arrive in CIEEM office

Royal Charter and Great Seal arrive in CIEEM office

Professional Ecology and Environmental Management is Changing – IEEM has become CIEEM …More Information

New consultation from the Law Commission on Conservation Covenants

A conservation covenant is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and responsible body (charity, public body or local/central Government) to do or not do something on their land for a conservation purpose. …More Information

IEEM Spring Conference Presentations

IEEM Spring Conference Presentations

The presentations given at this year's IEEM Spring Conference in Birmingham are now available to be viewed …More Information

David Stubbs wins CEnv of the Year Award

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management member David Stubbs has become the first ever Chartered Environmentalist of the Year. His award was confirmed last night at the Sustain Magazine Awards for Sustainability, Business & the Built Environment held at The Guoman Tower Bridge Hotel London. …More Information

Country Life bat article - update

The Country Life article by Nicholas Coleridge castigating bats and ecological consultants following his experience in renovating his barn has been slightly amended and re-published on the Country Life website. …More Information

IEEM member shortlisted for Chartered Environmentalist of the Year Award

David Stubbs CEnv MIEEM has been nominated for the CEnv of the Year Award …More Information

IEEM Spring Conference - Ecosystem Services

IEEM Spring Conference - Ecosystem Services

Spring conference programme published... …More Information

IEEM's higher education degree assessment scheme announced...

IEEM's higher education degree assessment scheme announced...

Details about IEEMs new degree accreditation scheme have been published. …More Information

NPWS propose SAC off Dublin coast

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate a large marine area (40km x 7km) off Dublin Bay (Rockabill to Dalkey Island) as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) to protect the annexed habitat Reefs and the Harbour Porpoise. This may have some implications for oil and gas exploration, wind energy development and fisheries in the area. Other offshore SACs proposed are off Wexford, Donegal and in the deep ocean areas of Rockall and the Porcupine Bank. …More Information

Taylor Review of planning practice guidance published

On 21 December 2012 the government welcomed the report of the review of planning practice guidance led by Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, and announced a short consultation (deadline 15 February 2013) on the review group’s recommendations. …More Information

Making the Most of Masters'

We are looking to source projects related to a number of our Masters programmes. …More Information

IEEM office opening hours over Xmas

IEEM office opening hours over Xmas

The IEEM office will be closing on 24 December and will not re-open until 2 January 2013. …More Information

2013 IEEM Best Practice and People Awards now open

2013 IEEM Best Practice and People Awards now open

Entries and nominations for the 2013 Awards are now open! …More Information

FWAG relaunched

FWAG relaunched

The flagship farm conservation body has been relaunched a year after going into administration. …More Information

Defra technical review of the Phytophthora programme

Defra technical review of the Phytophthora programme

The review will consider the science and modelling work that has informed the Programme, as well as issues of implementation and knowledge transfer to growers, the wider horticultural industry, forest managers and other key stakeholders. …More Information

IEEM Publishes its Competency Framework

IEEM Publishes its Competency Framework

IEEMs Competency Framework published! …More Information

IEEM Gets News of Royal Charter!

IEEM Gets News of Royal Charter!

IEEM has heard that the Petition for a Royal Charter for the Institute was heard at a meeting of the Privy Council and the Order of Grant was signed by Her Majesty the Queen. …More Information

Dormice 'bridges' PhD project

PhD project on dormouse mitigation
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Cameron speech to CBI raises some concerns

Yesterday, 19th November 2012, David Cameron gave a speech to the CBI. In it he outlined a number of issues to get the UK economy back on track. He also spoke about a number of issues that have raised a few eyebrows in the environmental sector, including reducing access to judicial review and cutting government consultations. He also spoke about how every Permanent Secretary will have "growth" as a key objective. There was however no mention of environmental limits, ecosystem services or natural capital... …More Information

Scottish Section Conference - slides and photo competition winners

Scottish Section Conference - slides and photo competition winners

A conference report, speaker's slides and details about the photo competition winners are now available …More Information

Wash after visiting wooded areas

UK environment secretary has urged the public to wash their dogs and boots and even their children after visiting wooded areas, to help stop the spread of a fungus which is killing ash trees. …More Information

IEEM is hiring!

We are looking for a Membership Administrative Assistant and a Higher Education Liaison Officer. …More Information

Badger cull update

Badger cull update

Defra announces delay to badger cull, whilst MPs vote against the cull. …More Information

Online Data Sharing for Ecological Consultants

Online Data Sharing for Ecological Consultants

NBN looking for members of a new ecological consultants steering group …More Information

The Greatest Threat to Biodiversity is Climate Change - So let’s build the Severn Barrage?

The Greatest Threat to Biodiversity is Climate Change - So let’s build the Severn Barrage?

IEEM conference speakers in Cardiff will debate the building of what could be one of Europe’s largest renewal energy developments …More Information

Latest news regarding IEEM's application for a Royal Charter

An update from IEEM's Chief Executive Sally Hayns on the current status of the Institute's application for a Royal Charter …More Information

IEEM's Higher Education Accreditation Scheme Coming Soon

IEEM is looking to appoint a Higher Education Liaison Officer or is seeking contractors to launch and manage the scheme …More Information

IEEM 21st AGM to take place on 7 November 2012

The 21st AGM of the Institute will be held in Cardiff on 7 November 2012 …More Information

Natural England Tendering for GI Case Studies

You are invited by Natural England, to submit a quotation for developing Green Infrastructure case studies …More Information

Defra announce new Environment Minister

David Cameron has appointed Owen Paterson as the new Environment Minister to replace Caroline Spelman in his Cabinet reshuffle.
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PlantTracker app launched

PlantTracker app launched

The Environment Agency and University of Bristol have just launched a new version of their PlantTracker app to record the distribution of invasive plant species in the UK. …More Information

IEEM Scottish Conference - Delivering Green Networks (23-24 October 2012)

IEEM Scottish Conference - Delivering Green Networks (23-24 October 2012)

This conference will set the policy context for Green Networks in Scotland, exploring the challenges and solutions, current initiatives and examples of best practice... …More Information

Heritage Lottery Fund - SW England Committee Recruitment

The Heritage Lottery Fund is looking for two members to join its SW England Committee and is especially seeking people with expertise in natural heritage, landscapes and the historic environment. …More Information

Law Commission consulting on reform of wildlife legislation in England and Wales

Law Commission consulting on reform of wildlife legislation in England and Wales

The Law Commission has today published the consultation documents for its review of wildlife legislation in England and Wales. …More Information

Peter Matthews appointed Chair of Wales' new natural resources body

Peter Matthews appointed Chair of Wales' new natural resources body

Professor Peter Matthews has been announced as the Chair of the Welsh Government’s new body for managing natural resources in Wales. …More Information

Best Practice Awards deadline extended

Best Practice Awards deadline extended

Deadline for entries is 29 September 2012 …More Information

IEEM West Midlands Section - Call for New Convenor

The role of Convenor to the West Midlands Section is soon to become available and members of the section are being encouraged to come forward and stand …More Information

Planning and licensing advice services to be launched by Natural England

Natural England is to give planning and licensing applicants greater access to the advice of its case officers and wildlife advisers, ensuring their proposals can benefit from high-quality conservation advice at an early stage of plan development. …More Information

IEEM Scottish Section - Engaging with Students

The members of the Scottish Section Committee continue to support the development of student events in Scotland. …More Information

Planning for a Healthy Environment

Planning for a Healthy Environment

The Town and Country Planning Association and The Wildlife Trusts have today published "Planning for a Healthy Environment – good practice guidance for green infrastructure and biodiversity". …More Information

Royal Charter Application

Royal Charter Application

Petition for a Royal Charter now submitted …More Information

Government advised not to sell off England's public forests

Government advised not to sell off England's public forests

IEEM is pleased to learn that the Independent Panel on Forestry has advised the UK Government not to sell off England's public forest estate. …More Information

IEEM Medal awarded to Lord Robert May

IEEM Medal awarded to Lord Robert May

Presentation of the Institute Medal to Lord Robert May …More Information

SNH launches Sharing Best Practice programme of events

SNH launches Sharing Best Practice programme of events

SNH launches Sharing Best Practice programme of events …More Information

Sign up now for new IEEM Professional Directory

Sign up now for new IEEM Professional Directory

Registration is now open for the new IEEM Professional Directory …More Information

Result of vote at IEEM EGM on 13 June

Result of vote at IEEM EGM on 13 June

At a historic EGM on 13 June 2012 IEEM members voted overwhelmingly in favour of petitioning Her Majesty the Queen for a Royal Charter. …More Information

IEEM Medal to be awarded to Lord Robert May

IEEM Medal to be awarded to Lord Robert May

The prestigious 2012 IEEM medal will be awarded to Lord Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to biodiversity and the natural environment. …More Information

Professionalism & Environmental Ethics Masterclass

Professionalism & Environmental Ethics Masterclass

How do we approach the ethical challenges faced in our everyday work and still maintain high professional standards? …More Information

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