Export of live animals for slaughter is now banned in law

A new ban on exporting live animals (exc poultry) for slaughter and fattening from Great Britain came into law on Monday 20 May as the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Act received Royal Assent.  The Act will ensure that animals are slaughtered domestically in high...

Read about trading water rights

One of the innovative approaches the Environment Agency (EA) encourages to help manage water resources is water rights trading. This is where somebody without a water abstraction licence or who is looking for more water may be able to enter into an agreement with an...

Leaving lawns long boosts butterfly numbers by 93%

Letting parts of your garden grow wild with long grass can increase butterfly numbers by up to 93% and attract a wider range of species, according to new research from leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation.   The study provides the first scientific evidence...