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NBN award winners 2019 include Dawn Watson from Suffolk

The winners and runners up of the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2019 were announced at the Albert Hall, Nottingham during a ceremony on 13 November 2019. The Marine Wildlife Recording went to Dawn Watson (from Suffolk). Dawn has been the regional coordinator for the Seasearch project in East Anglia since 2007.

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Greatest threats facing Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

BirdLife Internationa 3 Dec: The threats facing the world’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are complex and varied. But thanks to improvements and innovations in monitoring over the past 40 years, we have a clearer picture than ever of the main issues – and the IBAs most at risk.I BA monitoring has exposed many sites which are subject to very high levels of threat, and which are at the greatest risk of losing their biodiversity assets.

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Dumped fishing gear is biggest plastic polluter in ocean – Greenpeace report

Greenpeace calls for global action over nets, lines and traps that are deadly for marine life. Lost and abandoned fishing gear which is deadly to marine life makes up the majority of large plastic pollution in the oceans, according to their report . More than 640,000 tonnes of nets, lines, pots and traps used in commercial fishing are dumped and discarded in the sea every year, the same weight as 55,000 double-decker buses. To find out more, click here >

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