18 Jul 2017Pollinator Monitoring Scheme: Flower-Insect Timed Counts
 Many wild and cultivated plants depend on insects to pollinate their flowers, with successful pollination leading to successful seed or fruit production. There are concerns that numbers of pollinating insects such as bees and flies may be declining, but we need more data to be able to track any changes in abundance across the country. The Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count) is designed to collect new data on the numbers of flower-visiting insects, as part of a wider set of studies for a national Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS).
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16 Jun 2017Good Practice Guidelines for Activities on the Severn Estuary
 ASERA (Association of Severn Estuary Relevant Authorities) have published a new booklet on how to undertake activities on and around the Severn Estuary.
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25 May 2017Updated Severn Estuary Strategy Launched
 The aims of this Strategy are to: ◦update & streamline the 2001 Severn Estuary Strategy; ◦provide a strategic policy framework for the Severn Estuary; ◦provide context to inform and support decision-making; and, ◦facilitate the Marine & Coastal Act (2009) obligations related to cross-border integration, land-sea integration and taking an ecosystem-based approach to management.
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24 Apr 2017Natural Capital Committee - How to do it Workbook
 New practical guide aimed at anyone who wants to use natural capital approaches in making decisions about the natural environment.
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05 Apr 2017Sustainable Severn Forum
 At Cardiff University on 27th April 2017
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29 Mar 2017Video on WILD Project Available
 A video showing the work of the WILD project with volunteers is available to view
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17 Mar 2017Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Field Courses 2017
 Training for the beginner or professional on a variety of topics
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12 Dec 2016Natural Capital: An overview
 This POST (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology) note summarises how to value natural capital, discusses the advantages and challenges of approaches and describes some initiatives to secure natural capital for the future.
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02 Dec 2016Severn Estuary Vision
 An ambitious vision with steps and a toolkit to help towards achieving it. It is only the start of a conversation with the very many interested parties across the Severn Estuary. It has been recently produced by a group of non-governmental organisations.
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02 Nov 2016First International Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference
 The theme of this conference is "What European Wildlife and Nature Gardeners can learn from each other"
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03 Oct 2016State of Nature 2016
 An update on how wildlife is doing
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26 Aug 2016Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2016
 18th October 2016, Manchester Town Hall
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06 Jun 2016Local Horseshoe Bat Strategy Updated
 This document reviews, updates and extends the 1997 strategy for conserving lesser and greater horseshoe bats in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
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23 May 2016Garden Bioblitz 4th to 5th June 2016
 An annual nationwide garden survey run by volunteers
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08 Apr 2016Living with Mammals 2016 Survey
 People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ (PTES) annual Living with Mammals survey is calling for an army of volunteers to record the mammals they see in local green spaces and to submit this data to the PTES website.
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07 Apr 2016Adult Education Courses
 A programme of environmental based courses for adults in various locations around the Stroud District. For further details and booking contact Stroud Valleys Project Tel. 01453 753358
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14 Mar 2016Ecology for Beginners Course
 Join David Scott-Langley of Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society for a friendly introduction to this vast subject. An experienced and enthusiastic naturalist and trainer, David will be your guide through some of the concepts and terms needed to understand the complexity of the natural world, before heading out to a local site, City Bank, with a wide variety of wildlife and key habitats for you to explore in more detail.
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01 Oct 2015Gloucestershire Local Sites Report for 2015 Sent to Defra
 The summary report for the government's (Defra) Single Data Requirement is now available for the condition of Key Wildlife Sites and RIGS.
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22 Sep 2015Wetland Futures 2015 - 14th & 15th October, Birmingham
 Bridging the conservation gap between freshwater, saltwater and transitional wetlands
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08 Sep 2015Communicate 2015: Challenging Partnerships, Bristol
 Brought to us this year by the Bristol Natural History Consortium. Day One includes a session on 'What's in it for Wildlife'. Two days of inspiring content, interactive workshops and engaging discussion in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to network with fellow communicators.
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29 Jul 2015Water with Integrated Local Delivery Conference
 The Catchment Based Approach in Practice. A Conference at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester on 17th September 2015.
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01 Jul 2015What Did the Severn Estuary Ever Do for Us?
 The results of a unique study demonstrates the relative values of the goods and services provided across the Severn Estuary. It shows the part the natural environment plays in underpinning both our economy and our wellbeing.
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01 Jul 2015EU Nature Directives Review
 Public consultation as part of 'fitness check' for EU nature legislation. It runs from 30th April to 24th July 2015.
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09 Dec 2014Biodiversity Indicators for England 2014
 Biodiversity 2020 indicators are assessed again
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01 Oct 2014National Nature Reserve Extended
 Natural England have declared a small extension to the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve (Declaration No. 5 2014).
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10 Sep 2014Gloucestershire Local Sites Report for 2014 Sent to Defra
 The summary report for the government's (Defra) Single Data Requirement is now available for the condition of Key Wildlife Sites and RIGS.
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03 Sep 2014Refreshed Active Planning Toolkit Launched
 An updated version of the Active Planning Toolkit was launched in Gloucestershire to help professionals create buildings and natural environments that support people to get more active to better their health.
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20 Aug 2014A Framework for Strategic Green Infrastructure (2014)
 New framework guidance document released by the LNP
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25 Oct 2013Biodiversity 2020 Indicators
 The 2013 update to the Biodiversity 2020 Indicators for England have been published by the government.
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25 Oct 2013Gloucestershire Local Sites Report Sent to Defra (Sept 2013)
 The summary report for the government's (Defra) Single Data Requirement is now available for the condition of Key Wildlife Sites and RIGS.
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08 Aug 2013Biodiversity 2020 New Report
 A summary Delivery Plan and Update Report has been published by Defra
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25 Apr 2013Garden BioBlitz
 Want to join in an event where you list all the wildlife you see in your garden over 24 hours on the 1st and 2nd June then follow the link below.
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19 Dec 2012Defra Report 2011-2012 on Local Sites
 Official government statistics released
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17 Jul 2012Gloucestershire LNP recognised
 The newly formed Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership was formally recognised by Defra in July 2012.
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30 Jun 2012Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership ends
 The Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership was disbanded at the end of June 2012
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20 Apr 2012EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020
 The European Parliament adopts resolution on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, they emphasise that the loss of biodiversity "has devastating economic costs for society which until now have not been integrated sufficiently into economic and other policies".
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22 Mar 2012Delivering For Nature
 A Local Nature Partnership for Gloucestershire Forum Event was held on the 22nd March 2012 at the Guildhall, Gloucester.
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