The future of Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is England’s new statutory tool to prevent biodiversity loss due to development, and it is being talked about as a powerful new tool for nature recovery and a way to funnel private investment into doing it. It’s going to be mandatory from January 2024 (delayed from November 2023) for most developments …

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Sharing data and methodology for a farm invertebrate survey

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Deepdale Farm have recently shared the findings and methodology for a series of invertebrate surveys conducted in 2022. These surveys gathered valuable information on the variety of invertebrate species found on the farm including 36 species with a measure of conservation status. In 2020, Deepdale Farm entered organic conversion and took 60% of the farmed …

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Agribusiness decides it’s time to save the world

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Big agriculture warns farming must change or risk ‘destroying the planet’ If some of the biggest players in food and agriculture are serious about what they’re saying here, this is potentially game-changing. Nevertheless, scepticism is understandable when The Sustainable Markets Initiative Agribusiness Task Force includes the CEOs of Bayer, Yara, McDonalds and Pepsico. They are amongst those …

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