Tag Archive for 'Biodiversity'

Conservation Herd at Port Soif to encourage habitat for skylarks

June 10th, 2015 by La Société Guernesiaise

La Société Guernesiaise is to use its herd of six Guernsey steers to try to attract the skylark back to the Island by reintroducing grazing to the Port Soif Common area this summer. Many islanders will remember the wonderful sight and sound of the skylarks that were once widespread in Guernsey. However, apart from the […]

Tony Juniper’s book ‘What has Nature ever done for us?’ shows that Nature underpins global GDP

January 2nd, 2013 by Profile Books Ltd

Tony Juniper‘s book “What has Nature ever done for Us? is published by Profile Books Ltd on 14 January 2013. The book is available as a trade paperback and an ebook. Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé said the book is a “highly readable, personal journey of discovery of nature and our […]

CEO survey reveals greater concern for energy and raw material costs

December 10th, 2012 by PwC

According to preliminary results from PwC’s Global Annual CEO Survey, concern about energy and raw material costs as a threat to business growth prospects are at a three year high. Fifty-three percent of CEOs – a 7% increase on last year’s results – said the issue had now overtaken consumer spending and behaviour as a […]

Sark’s economy and Sark’s ecology need to retain diversity

November 16th, 2012 by Dr Richard Axton

There is increasing hostility in Sark towards vine planting by Sark Estate Management. Many share the view that larger areas of vines will not be beneficial for Sark, but harmful in many ways. Personally, I welcomed the bold initiative to plant vines on Sark’s under-used and marginal land. But the history of outdoor vines in […]

Twenty percent of invertebrate species threatened with extinction

September 9th, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

ONE fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be heading for extinction according to ‘Spineless: Status and Trends of the World’s Invertebrates,’’ a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with the IUCN and the IUCN Species Survival Commission, which was presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea on […]

Enter 2012 Guernsey Conservation Awards by 25 May deadline

May 17th, 2012 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards

“Go online, enter this year’s Conservation Awards competition and win funding for your environmental project.” That is the message from organisers of the new-look Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards. “In the past we have rewarded successful conservation projects but for 2012 we are changing the emphasis to help fund ideas and potential initiatives,” said competition founder […]

The Crisis of Life biodiversity website

October 17th, 2010 by Richard Lord

On 18 to 29 October 2010 the Convention on Biological Diversity hold an international conference on biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan. To bring attention to this biodiversity conference and the global loss of biodiversity, the Crisisoflife website has been established as an educational, non-profit video project.  Video journalist Klaus Bardenhagen has interviewed several experts on biodiversity. […]

A report on “Making space for nature” – a review of England’s wildlife sites

September 27th, 2010 by DEFRA

“Making Space for Nature,” an independent review of England’s wildlife sites and the connections between them was published on 24 September 2010, with recommendations to help achieve a healthy natural environment that will allow our plants and animals to thrive. Led by Professor Sir John Lawton, the review was set up to look at our […]

Avant Garden sets up The Guernsey Environmental & Conservation Learning Centre

August 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Avant Garden located in a marquee in the grounds of Sausmarez Manor, St. Martin has dedicated a corner of their premises to The Guernsey Environmental & Conservation Learning Centre. The learning Centre has teamed up with Wildlife World to sell a wide variety of insect hotels and feeders, bird feeders, and amphibian and mammal homes. […]

The Guernsey Coastal Clean-up Campaign

July 2nd, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The Environment Department is organising two Coastal Clean Up weekend events (10th & 11th and 17th & 18th July) to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. The Guernsey Coastal Clean Up is part of the world-wide celebrations of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The diversity of life on earth is crucial for human […]