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Priority actions for England’s most threatened species »

Natural England's Biodiversity 2020 programme has published a landmark resource to help protect and enhance England's most vulnerable and threatened species, setting out what needs to be done to help them recover.

New biodiversity indicators »

Defra has published UK Biodiversity Indicators in your Pocket 2013, reporting on UK progress towards meeting the Aichi targets, international biodiversity goals and targets agreed by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010.

New biodiversity management standard »

A new standard aims to provide authorities, developers, planners and local government ecologists with the necessary information and methodology to make sound decisions on biodiversity issues.

Scotland round-up: sustainability reporting, biodiversity, networking, adaptation, green arts, resource efficiency »

Sustainable development news public bodies in Scotland: sustainability reporting; protecting biodiversity; public sector network; adapting to climate change, greening the arts, resource efficiency.

Protecting bees and other pollinators »

Speaking at the Friends of the Earth Bee Summit in June, environment minister Lord de Mauley announced plans for a National Pollinator Strategy to tackle the rapid decline of Britain's bees and other pollinating insects.

Publications round-up: delivering biodiversity, agricultural statistics, environmental impacts, hot cities, behaviour change »

Sustainable development publications from government and public bodies: delivering biodiversity; agricultural statistics and climate change; reporting environmental impacts; designing for heatwaves; behaviour change case study.

Protecting Global Biodiversity in Hyderabad »

Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for local and regional policymakers »

A suite of publications from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study offer advice and guidance for local and regional policymakers, drawing expertise from science, economics and policy to enable practical actions.

News round-up: biodiversity indicators, fish, green genius, African farming, resource scarcity, renewables… »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: new biodiversity indicators; reforming fishing policy; award for office; search for Green Genius; technology for African farming; Green Capital, green growth, renewables.

The Darwin Initiative: Addressing Rio+20’s critical issues »

20 years on from its launch after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Darwin Initiative looks to the future, identifying seven critical issues and highlighting some of its work to address them through illustrative case studies.