Manhood Peninsula Partnership https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:36:13 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.2.3 Fibreglass Chichester Oysters and Mussels https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/fibreglass-chichester-oysters-and-mussels/ Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:36:13 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5113 A new study by the University of Brighton has revealed worrying levels of fibreglass in oysters and mussels in Chichester Harbour. This marks the first time fibreglass or glass reinforced plastic (GRP) particles have been found entering the food chain. Follow this link to read the study into fibreglass in mussels and oysters in Chichester […]

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A new study by the University of Brighton has revealed worrying levels of fibreglass in oysters and mussels in Chichester Harbour. This marks the first time fibreglass or glass reinforced plastic (GRP) particles have been found entering the food chain.

Follow this link to read the study into fibreglass in mussels and oysters in Chichester Harbour.

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Cefas Climate Change Report https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/cefas-climate-change-report/ Wed, 19 Jun 2024 16:58:34 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5111 A new report published by CEFAS is shedding light on the future impacts of climate change on marine species across the United Kingdom. The study, which focuses on 21 marine species listed as ‘threatened’ or ‘declining’ ranging from sharks and rays to seahorses and oysters, aims to help policymakers and conservationists understand which UK species will […]

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A new report published by CEFAS is shedding light on the future impacts of climate change on marine species across the United Kingdom. The study, which focuses on 21 marine species listed as ‘threatened’ or ‘declining’ ranging from sharks and rays to seahorses and oysters, aims to help policymakers and conservationists understand which UK species will be most vulnerable to the future impacts of climate change and human pressures.

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Sussex Kelp Recovery https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/sussex-kelp-recovery/ Wed, 19 Jun 2024 16:51:23 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5109 The Sussex Kelp Recovery Project, has published a Progress and Impact report to celebrate three years of seabed protection in Sussex. Follow this link to read this report and others on the Reports section of the Sussex Kelp Recovery website

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The Sussex Kelp Recovery Project, has published a Progress and Impact report to celebrate three years of seabed protection in Sussex.

Follow this link to read this report and others on the Reports section of the Sussex Kelp Recovery website

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OEP Report Coast and Waterways https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/concerns-on-protection-for-english-waterways-and-coast/ Wed, 15 May 2024 14:41:59 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5103 The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has carried out a review of the key legislation regarding water quality – the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Regulations for England – and how they are being implemented by Defra and the Environment Agency through River Basin Management Planning (RBMP). The report finds that Government and the Environment Agency […]

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The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has carried out a review of the key legislation regarding water quality – the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Regulations for England – and how they are being implemented by Defra and the Environment Agency through River Basin Management Planning (RBMP).

The report finds that Government and the Environment Agency (EA) are currently not on track to meet the Environmental Objectives. The OEP’s worst case assessment would see just 21% of surface waters in Good Ecological state by 2027, representing only a 5% improvement on the current situation.

Follow this link to read more on ‘Deeply concerning’ issues with how laws to protect England’s estuaries and coastal waters are implemented

Follow this link to read the full Office For Environmental Protection Report

 

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Solent Seascape Project https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/solent-seascape-project/ Wed, 24 Apr 2024 13:56:27 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5101 The Solent Seascape Project is a 5 year project working to restore a number of habitats across the Solent. The CHaPRoN Project in Chichester Harbour is one of ten partners involved. Follow this link to find out more about the Solent Seascape Project

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The Solent Seascape Project is a 5 year project working to restore a number of habitats across the Solent. The CHaPRoN Project in Chichester Harbour is one of ten partners involved.

Follow this link to find out more about the Solent Seascape Project

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Plastic wet wipes to be banned in the UK by summer https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/plastic-wet-wipes-to-be-banned-in-the-uk-by-summer/ Tue, 23 Apr 2024 07:32:09 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5098 Wet wipes containing plastic are to be banned from being sold in the UK, with legislation announced by Environment Secretary Steve Barclay on 22 April 2024. Barclay says the move is needed to protect our waterways from “an unnecessary source of pollution”. The new law means it will be illegal to sell wet wipes containing […]

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Wet wipes containing plastic are to be banned from being sold in the UK, with legislation announced by Environment Secretary Steve Barclay on 22 April 2024. Barclay says the move is needed to protect our waterways from “an unnecessary source of pollution”. The new law means it will be illegal to sell wet wipes containing plastic in England, before being rolled out to the rest of the UK later this year.

Wet wipes containing plastic break down into microplastics over time, which research shows can be harmful to human health and disrupt ecosystems. It is hoped the ban will reduce plastic and microplastic pollution and reduce the volume of microplastics entering wastewater treatment sites.

Follow this link to read more about the UK-wide ban on wet wipes containing plastic

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Climate Stripes https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/climate-stripes/ Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:26:04 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5090 Global temperatures were so hot in 2023 that the latest climate stripes image needs a whole new colour to show it, its creator said. Professor Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at NCAS, University of Reading, has published the first updated climate stripes image for the globe using the latest interim data for 2023. The stripe representing 2023 will require the darkest red colour from the current scale. Follow this link to read more about Climate Stripes

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Global temperatures were so hot in 2023 that the latest climate stripes image needs a whole new colour to show it, its creator said.

Professor Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at NCAS, University of Reading, has published the first updated climate stripes image for the globe using the latest interim data for 2023.

The stripe representing 2023 will require the darkest red colour from the current scale.

Follow this link to read more about Climate Stripes

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Visiting RSPB Pagham Harbour LNR https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/visit-pagham-harbour/ Thu, 04 Apr 2024 14:17:57 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5086 This sheltered inlet is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife, featuring saltmarsh and mudflats, lagoons, reedbeds, farmland and shingle beach. Follow our trails around the reserve, venturing past the old Sidlesham tramway, along the pebbly beach, and even to our neighbouring reserve, Medmerry. Follow this link to find out what there is to see […]

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This sheltered inlet is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife, featuring saltmarsh and mudflats, lagoons, reedbeds, farmland and shingle beach. Follow our trails around the reserve, venturing past the old Sidlesham tramway, along the pebbly beach, and even to our neighbouring reserve, Medmerry.

Follow this link to find out what there is to see at RSPB Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

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Sussex Kelp Recovery Project https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/sussex-kelp-recovery-project/ Thu, 04 Apr 2024 14:10:13 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5080 This year the Sussex Kelp Recovery Project celebrates its third anniversary. In March 2021, over 300km² of seabed was protected from trawling by the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. This saw the creation of the largest marine rewilding project in the UK - Sussex Kelp Recovery Project. Since then, they have initiated an enormous […]

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This year the Sussex Kelp Recovery Project celebrates its third anniversary.

In March 2021, over 300km² of seabed was protected from trawling by the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. This saw the creation of the largest marine rewilding project in the UK - Sussex Kelp Recovery Project.

Since then, they have initiated an enormous research and monitoring program to understand how marine ecosystems recover when we take away the human pressures and let nature lead in its own recovery.

Follow this link to read more about the Sussex Kelp Recovery Project

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Coastal visits linked to well-being https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/coastal-visits-linked-to-well-being/ Tue, 02 Apr 2024 14:49:43 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=5073 Coastal destinations are highly popular for leisure, yet the effects of spending time at the coast on mental and physical health have remained underexplored. To accelerate the research about the effects of the coast on health, Belgian scientists compiled a dataset from a survey of nearly 2000 Flemish adults about their visits to the Belgian […]

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Coastal destinations are highly popular for leisure, yet the effects of spending time at the coast on mental and physical health have remained underexplored. To accelerate the research about the effects of the coast on health, Belgian scientists compiled a dataset from a survey of nearly 2000 Flemish adults about their visits to the Belgian coast.

Follow this link to read the article in Nature about Coastal visits linked to well-being

 

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