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Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk

The Environment Agency has today published a report Working with Natural Processes to reduce Flood Risk. Working with Natural Processes (WWNP) to reduce flood and coastal erosion risk involves implementing measures that help to protect, restore and emulate the natural functions of catchments, floodplains, rivers and the coast. WWNP takes many different forms and can be applied in urban and rural areas, and on rivers, estuaries and coasts. There has been much research on WWNP, but it has never been synthesised into one location.

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Watch a dormouse using a bridge

PTES has announced that work has begun on a commercial version of a dormouse bridge that can be used over public roads. PTES is working with Animex and the Highways Agency to build two bridges across a road in Devon by November 2018. These will be monitored with cameras to see how quickly, and how frequently they’re used by dormice. Watch a dormouse using a bridge! >

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JNCC Marine Protected Area videos

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has aunched a series new offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) videos. The JNCC have been pioneering efforts to explore the more remote areas of UK seas and have brought them to life in this series of underwater videos. The underwater journey begins to the far north of Scotland where hundreds of enormous sponge communities live in the Faroe-Shetland Channel, before travelling to the far south-west of England where England’s only cold-water coral reefs have been discovered. And the North Norfolk sandbanks feature too!

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