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Love Your National Parks »

Led by National Parks England with support from Defra and a range of partners, Love Your National Parks is a celebration of the country's National Parks and the health, wealth and happiness they bring.

UK commitments to source sustainable palm oil »

New UK commitments will require sourcing of sustainable palm oil by 2015, reducing deforestation and peatland damage, and the resulting impacts of palm oil production on biodiversity, climate change and land rights.

Love your river »

A campaign encouraging the public to ‘Love Your River’ aims to highlight the link between river health and water use, so that people understand and value water and take action to improve their local rivers.

Better cotton and green chemistry in India »

During his visit to India for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad Environment Minister Richard Benyon also visited sustainable businesses that protect the environment and operate profitably.

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.

Engaging water users for improved efficiency »

21-22 March 2012, Oxford: the 2012 Waterwise conference will explore successes and failures of past attempts to improve water efficiency, drawing conclusions about the best ways to get people to buy-in to water efficiency.

Green infrastructure: more green space for England’s towns and cities »

The new Green Infrastructure Partnership will support the creation of more green space for England's towns and cities, bringing the many benefits of connecting with nature to more people.

Preventing the spread of invasive non-native species »

A new code of practice highlights the environmental, social and economic problems which invasive non-native plants can cause and provides advice to all involved in horticulture on basic steps to minimise their impact.

The Big Fish Fight »

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign to end the waste of fish discards, a perverse consequence of quotas designed to protect fish species, wins hundreds of thousands of supporters, including the UK Fisheries Minister.

TEEB for Business: you cannot manage what you do not measure »

The recent report for business from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) encourages business to incorporate the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services in all decision-making.