Summer 2014: a summer of socio-economics

This has been a summer of socio-economics for CBESS, with the second recreational stakeholder workshop being held in Barrow-in-Furness in May. The workshop was ran in collaboration with the Morecambe Bay Partnership, who found us the amazing Art Gene venue and did an excellent job of recruiting participants and promoting the event. Representatives from multiple recreational sectors attended from around the Morecambe Bay area and helped us understand how they use the bay recreationally. Continue reading

Natural England: the ecosystem approach

Natural EnglandNatural England is increasingly making use of the ecosystem approach in delivery of its work, especially at the landscape scale. We define ‘ecosystem approach’ as identifying the range of ways the natural environment provides benefits to society and engaging the beneficiaries in reaching decisions about the objectives and priorities for their environment.

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Natural Englad: the mosaic approach, managing habitats for species

Natural England has recently published a selection of guides for The Mosaic Approach; a key component of species conservation strategy and delivery of Biodiversity 2020. Natural England is embedding the approach within conservation delivery mechanisms and would encourage others to do likewise in order to protect and enhance England’s species. Continue reading