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Brexit, Policy, Sustainable Development

The question of rural development: post-Brexit

Posted on 9 March 2018 by Sustainable Places

Terry Marsden As the slow and very uncertain Brexit process continues, and talk of ‘cliff-edges’ become all the more common, it is even more critical to develop a collective vision and set of policy principles for rural areas in the UK, and not least here in Wales. Talking to many key stakeholders, businesses and rural
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Marine, Nature, Seagrass

Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Posted on 2 March 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University At least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries. Limited attention has been paid to small-scale fisheries, which
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Marine, Seagrass

Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Posted on 16 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University Britain’s seagrass is a refuge for numerous species of fish, stabilises sandy beaches, and helps to lock away the carbon which humans produce. The meadows that surround the country’s coast have been called the “canaries of the sea”, due to their sensitivity to
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Conservation, Nature

Sharing Stories, Sharing Collections

Posted on 9 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol In November 2017, I started a placement with the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales (AC-NMW). The four-month placement is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council Valuing Nature Programme. It aims to investigate ways in which the AC-NMW’s Economic Botany Collection can improve societal understanding and valuing of biodiversity and contribute to the AC-NMW
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