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Tree Maintenance

Sunday 2nd February
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
Free

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Scrub Control

Sunday 9th February
Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve, near Portadown
Free

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NI Science Festival (13–23 February 2020)

Thursday 13th February

Creating Quality Outdoor Experiences

Thursday 13th February
Privy Council Chamber, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG
£50

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The climate emergency: Your questions answered

Monday 17th February
Kings Place, London, N1 9AG
£20 plus £1.51 booking fee. Partners/Patrons save £5.26 (20% off and no fees)

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GSNI Science Strategy

Thursday 20th February
Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre, 53–55 Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST

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Habitat Management

Sunday 23rd February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast
Free

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BelFast Forward 2020 Conference

Thursday 27th February
Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
£25 – £150

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Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village
Free

Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village, near Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

 

Hedgehogs could lose safeguards 3 February 2020

Loss of EU protections could imperil UK hedgehogs, report says (via The Guardian)

 
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By Phoebe Weston

Britain’s hedgehogs could be at greater risk after Brexit because hedges may no longer be protected by agriculture regulations, a report says.

Under EU law, hedgerows cannot be cut during the bird nesting season and two–metre wild “buffer” strips cannot be doused with pesticides or ploughed up. This is designed to protect hedgerow habitats that provide refuge for 80% of woodland birds and 50% of all mammals.

The new agriculture bill reveals gaps in domestic legislation, meaning there is not the same level of protection as under the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP), according to the report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and WWF.

Read more via The Guardian