Defra may approve controversial neonicotinoid

Under pressure from the sugar beet industry, emergency authorisation of Cruiser SB, thiamethoxam pesticide, is likely to be approved shortly, says sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The sugar beet industry is calling for the pesticide’s use in order to protect seeds from yellows disease virus. However, the pesticide is … Continued

BDS partners with Guildford Zero Centre

The BDS Hampshire & Surrey Borders Group has a new semi-permanent exhibition right in the centre of Guildford at the ZERO Centre. It is run by Zero Carbon Guildford, with support from Guildford Environmental Forum, in a huge shop in a prime location at the bottom end of the High Street. Our stand in the … Continued

The National Forest for Wales

National Forest for Wales is a unique project aiming to create a nationwide network of publically accessible woodlands and forests. This will including creating new woodlands, as well as restoring existing ones, for the benefit of wildlife and the wellbeing of communities. You can become part of the project and receive a free native tree … Continued

Q&A with Dr Matt Geary

We hope you all enjoyed our Annual meeting on 27 November. Attendees had lots of questions for speaker Dr Matt Geary on his talk about White-faced Darter genetics. Here are his answers. . .   Caroline: Re low recapture rate – could they have just flown elsewhere/dispersed rather than not survived? Or do they tend … Continued