Tag Archives: Habitats

Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes – Introducing Non-Native Species Into the UK

A recent prosecution has illustrated the consequences of releasing non-native species into UK habitats, notwithstanding that the motivation of the two defendants was entirely benevolent. Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 makes it an offence to release or allow to escape into the wild any animal of a kind which is not … Continue Reading

Biodiversity Offsetting in the UK – Streamlining Planning or Trashing Nature?

According to a keynote speech given last week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, the UK economy is turning a corner towards recovery and the construction industry is playing a significant role in the nascent upturn.  However, one of the challenges for the government is how to encourage property development without compromising the … Continue Reading