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Going fishing

We’ve all seen them at the sea side, in all weathers, throwing their lines out into the blue, well I thought I better get out there and see what it’s all about. So I borrowed a rod, and headed out sea angling off the North Norfolk coast. I may have failed to check the tide, and the weather forecast, and ended up soaking wet with not a tiddler to write home about, but being an outdoorsy type I had a great time and came home feeling refreshed and alive. However I know that some people don’t get the appeal. So what is it that attracts so many people to recreational sea angling?


2019 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity

Opportunity from the Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team (PCT) to participate in the 2019 Horizon Scan of global environmental issues.

This undertaking, which first started in 2008 aims to identify emerging issues for global conservation and biodiversity.  The paper from the 2018 exercise can be found here.


Announcement of Opportunity: Latin American Biodiversity Programme: Biodiversity - Ecosystem services for sustainable development

NERC in collaboration with the Argentine National Scientific & Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Brazilian São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Chilean National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research (CONICYT), the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology, & Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), are inviting proposals under the Latin American Biodiversity Programme. Link to Full information


Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol

The Natural Capital Coalition has launched the first major Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol.

The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. The Protocol aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.


British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

The British Ecological Society have launched a new journal, People and Nature: a journal of relational thinking, with Valuing Nature's Rosie Hails and Rob Fish among the lead editors. The journal is open access, and inherits the Society’s long-standing interest in promoting conversations and experimentation across disciplinary boundaries, and publishing the very best of current thinking.


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