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RESTORE Bulletin - August

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Including News in August, Forthcoming Events and Previous Events

  • Launch of RiverWiki
  • CIRF in Latin America
  • European Conference on Ecological Restoration
  • Sharing good practice: Scotland
  • River Restoration Centre 2012 Conference

Proposal to bring back beavers to Welsh rivers

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Following the release of  beavers into an enclosure in Cwm Einion near Machynlleth, Powys  2 years ago, the Welsh Beaver Project has published a report outlining a proposal to release beavers back into the river valleys of Wales. In an article by the BBC proponents of the project argue that the beavers will cut flood risk and help boost biodiversity. Project co-ordinator Adrian LLoyd Jones told the BBC that beavers are'gentle and effective managers of wetland and river woodland habitat and that beaver dams would help reduce flash floods by slowing down rivers in spate'

RESTORE Bulletin - July

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Read the latest bulletin of the Restore Partnership for Ecological River Restoration in Europe. This is the July 2012 edtion.

20th anniversary of the European Union’s LIFE programme

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 The 20th anniversary of the European Union’s LIFE programme, the first dedicated financial instrument for funding environmental activities, was celebrated at the Europe House in London in May. Launched in 1992, LIFE was timed to coincide with the EU Habitats and Birds Directives coming into force, both aimed at preserving Europe’s biological diversity. 

                                            

Jonathan Scheele (Head of UK office for the EU) with Tony Grayling (Head of Climate Change and Communities, Environment Agency) at LIFE 20 years celebration.

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