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    £50m Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme launch and responsible dog ownership report

    £50m Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme launch and responsible dog ownership report Written by Defra Press Office On Monday 4 November 2019, alongside the Forestry Commission, Defra announced the launch of the £50m Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG) to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight...
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    Consultation on trophy hunting imports and exports to the UK is launched

    Consultation on trophy hunting imports and exports to the UK is launched Written by Defra Press Office The blackbuck, with its characteristic screw horns, is a species often hunted. There is positive coverage in the Daily Mirror and Independent on the launch of the government’s consultation...
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    Horse helps Natural Flood Management scheme pack a punch

    Horse helps Natural Flood Management scheme pack a punch Written by Defra Press Office A natural flood management scheme in Essex has hit the headlines this week thanks in no small part to the involvement of a horse called Roy. Roy, a Suffolk Punch, was brought in by project partners the...
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    Marian Spain visits Oxfordshire farms and £35 million fund to boost rural business

    Marian Spain visits Oxfordshire farms and £35 million fund to boost rural business Written by Defra Press Office Natural England’s Interim Chief Executive Marian Spain yesterday visited two Oxfordshire farms, to see first-hand the benefits for nature of agri-environment schemes. Accompanied...
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    Defra response to Greenpeace press release about marine protections

    Defra response to Greenpeace press release about marine protections Written by Defra Press Office Today, there has been coverage in The Daily Mail, The Times and The Express of a press notice by Greenpeace calling for a reform of marine protections after the fishing vessel, the Margiris, was...
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    Veterinary Medicines Directorate report on antibiotic sales published

    Veterinary Medicines Directorate report on antibiotic sales published Written by Defra Press Office Credit: Thinkstock There is positive coverage on the publication of the VMD’s annual report on veterinary antibiotic resistance and sales surveillance (VARSS). This has been covered by...
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    £2 million Government support to protect rare albatrosses on Gough Island

    £2 million Government support to protect rare albatrosses on Gough Island Written by Defra Press Office Tristan albatross Diomedea dabbenena, young chick in nest, Gough Island World Heritage Site, South Atlantic, March. Credit: RSPB Today there is positive coverage in the Telegraph about an...
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    Financial Times report on flood risk and climate change

    Financial Times report on flood risk and climate change Written by Defra Press Office Today’s Financial Times reports that the number of UK households at risk of flooding could be set to more than double by 2050 due to climate change, according to financial data provider MSCI. The figures...
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    Environment Bill moves forward

    Environment Bill moves forward Written by Defra Press Office The government’s landmark Environment Bill to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time has moved a step closer to becoming law following its second reading by MPs (Monday 28 October). Following yesterday’s debate...
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    Environment Agency publishes annual regulatory performance report

    Environment Agency publishes annual regulatory performance report Written by Defra Press Office The Environment Agency’s publication of its yearly Regulating for People, Environment and Growth (RPEG) report has been picked up by trade publications including: Resource, Business Green and ENDS...
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    £22 million awarded to farmers to boost productivity

    £22 million awarded to farmers to boost productivity Written by Defra Press Office There is coverage today in Farmers Weekly, Western Morning News, Yorkshire Post, FarmingUK, South West Farmer, Business Leader Magazine and Bdaily News of our announcement that £22 million will be awarded to...
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    Report into Invasive Non-Native Species calls for army of volunteers

    Report into Invasive Non-Native Species calls for army of volunteers Written by Defra Press Office An Asian Hornet There is coverage running today (25 October) on the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report into Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) which has been featured on...
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    Call for evidence on the welfare of primates as pets and the Fish Fund launch

    Call for evidence on the welfare of primates as pets and the Fish Fund launch Written by Defra Press Office Credit: Flickr There is positive coverage today in the i newspaper, including on the front page, and online following the launch of the government’s call for evidence on the welfare...
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    River Thames Scheme in the media and UK trotters to be exported to China

    River Thames Scheme in the media and UK trotters to be exported to China Written by Defra Press Office River Thames Scheme in the media There was positive coverage this week after Surrey County Council’s announced its funding contribution to the River Thames Scheme. This is a major...
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    Electronic waste tracking funding attracts positive coverage

    Electronic waste tracking funding attracts positive coverage Written by Defra Press Office Yesterday we announced that two UK companies had been awarded upwards of £1 million to develop tracking systems to tackle the scourge of illegal waste sites. Unlawful waste activity drains the UK...
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    Natural England’s England Coast path features in Lonely Planet’s best places to visit

    Natural England’s England Coast path features in Lonely Planet’s best places to visit Written by Defra Press Office Today, England has been named the world’s second best tourist destination to visit in 2020 due to its “timeless treasures” by the guide book firm, Lonely Planet. The story is...
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    £230 million boost to UK beef industry and Toddbrook reservoir review

    £230 million boost to UK beef industry and Toddbrook reservoir review Written by Defra Press Office Our announcement that British beef producers will have full access to the Chinese market for the first time in over 20 years has been picked up by outlets such as Farmers Guardian, Global Meat...
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    New data on health impact of air pollution

    New data on health impact of air pollution Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage today of a new study by King’s College London and the local leaders’ network UK100 which shows that higher air pollution days trigger hundreds of cardiac arrests and hospitalisations...
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    Coverage of the Riverlands project

    Coverage of the Riverlands project Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive media coverage this morning in this morning’s Western Morning News (page 13), and in yesterday’s Times (page 13) Telegraph (page 11), Guardian (page 32), ITV News and Yorkshire Post (page 2) of a...
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    Environment Bill coverage focuses on single-use plastics and environmental targets

    Environment Bill coverage focuses on single-use plastics and environmental targets Written by Defra Press Office This week, the landmark Environment Bill was introduced in Parliament. The Bill sets out the government’s response to the current environment and climate crisis and has been...

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