Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) has published new guidance to help Local Planning Authorities to identify and protect brownfield sites that have historical and environmental value for local communities.
A stretch of Essex coastline has been given international protection. The announcement by Natual England will protect important open water feeding areas, and builds upon the protection already afforded to important little tern breeding sites in the area, helping to ensure the full range of habitats needed by the birds is protected.
A Nathusius’ pipistrelle which had been ringed in Latvia was caught by members of Essex Bat Group (EBG) at Chigborough Lakes on Friday, 1st September. The bat was ringed at Riga, Latvia (on the Baltic coast) on 23rd August 2016.
Visitors to our partner organisation RHS Hyde Hall found an unusual looking caterpillar recently, which turned out to be a first sighting for Essex in 150 years!
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has published its UK Biodiversity Indicators for 2017.