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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

>   Marine Protected Areas in the UK
Conserve me aims to educate young people about worldwide environmental and wildlife conservation pressures, and to raise awareness of the value of biodiversity to all of us. We hope to improve understanding by illustrating the importance of scientific research in developing a sustainable future for a diverse range of species and ecosystems.
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  IDB 2012 in Wales
Selected highlights from Saturday 19th May at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. Thanks to them and the Wildlife Trusts for making it happen. Fish images from Paul Kay's brilliant lecture.
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  Project Ocean
The ocean is a source of food, a place for recreation, and its beauty has inspired countless artists. But, it’s under threat – from over-fishing and poor fishing practices.

In May 2011 Selfridges launched Project Ocean, partnering with more than 20 environmental and conservation groups to celebrate the beauty of the ocean, highlight the issue of over-fishing, help us all understand the threats to the ocean and make positive choices about the right fish to buy and eat. Learn more


  Saturday, 19 May, 2012 - Swansea / Abertawe
11am to 4pm at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Learn about the amazing marine and coastal habitats and species we have on our doorstep in Swansea, how they help us and how you can help protect them. Celebrating the International Day for Biodiversity with the National Waterfront Museum and Swansea Biodiversity Partnership.
Contact: Jo Mullett, City & County of Swansea , 01792 635784
Website: www.swansea.gov.uk/biodiversity


  25-26 May, 2012 - Bristol Natural History Consortium BioBlitz
A “BioBlitz” is a large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring. During a BioBlitz event scientists and members of the public work together to survey a natural space; seeking, identifying and recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Learn more


  Sunday, 27 May 2012 - Big Nature Day at the Natural History Museum, London
Join more than 50 nature groups in the grounds of the Natural History Museum for a free day of fun activities from 11.00-17.00.

Experts in all aspects of UK wildlife – from nettles and newts to stinkhorns and stag beetles – will be onhand to show you specimens and talk about the incredible variety of nature. And if you want to find out how to explore your local environment, you can have a go at our water and bug surveys.

Whether it’s worm charming, looking for ladybirds, learning about the uses of nettles, making a bird box or joining the giant insect parade, there’s something for everyone to get closer to nature. Come and celebrate the variety and value of the natural world. Learn more


  22 May, 2012 - ARKIVE newsletter
Today, countries around the world will celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, an annual event aimed at increasing our understanding and awareness of the world’s biodiversity. This year’s theme focuses on marine biodiversity, providing an excellent opportunity to raise global awareness of the many issues facing the world’s marine ecosystems, and to encourage practical action to protect and conserve them. Read more.


  22 May, 2012 - The Guardian

Britain's seas should be national parks
This year's International Day for Biological Diversity is dedicated to marine life. We must care for our oceans as we do our land. Read more / PDF version

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