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The economic value of our natural landscapes has been underlined by new figures which show Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in Suffolk and north Essex are worth over £270m to the tourism sector.

This summer Essex Wildlife Trust has launched a series of Shoresearch surveys to better understand what species exist along the county’s coastline.

Conservationist Roberto Pedraza Ruiz is exhibiting his photographs of the ancient forest of Sierra Gorda in Mexico in East Anglia this week.

Butterfly Conservation and English Heritage want people to spot and record butterflies they see at the heritage charity’s castles as part of this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

East of England councils are being urged to do more to help Britain’s bees and other pollinators – such as cutting areas of grass less often in parks and roadside verges to allow wild flowers to grow.

Anglian Water wants visitors to the region to do their part in supporting the East of England’s water savvy users, says David Hartley..

On Suffolk’s only island - Havergate Island - all good things come to he who waits

This year’s Suffolk Walking Festival helped to contribute over £170,000 to the local economy, organisers have said.

On a recent visit to East Anglia, Chris Packham met chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Martin Lines​ - it was also a meeting of minds.

Nature experts have warned the heatwave is taking its toll on the region’s fish, mammals and birds.

Suffolk-based international conservation charity World Land Trust has launched its latest campaign, which aims to protect 578 acres of ancient forests in Sierra Gorda, Mexico, an area the size of nearly 300 football pitches.

Almost three years after the Sudbury fire, three businesses have worked together to make the construction of a new building a reality.

Phanuel Mutumburi at the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality is well-placed to describe the experience of black. Asian, and minority ethnic people who want to set up businesses in the county. Ross Bentley met him to find out more about his work and an exciting project to revamp Norwich Road in Ipswich.

Developers building homes in and around the Stour and Orwell estuaries will be asked to help fund measures designed to mitigate the environmental impact of population increases in the area, under plans being drawn up by councils in Essex and Suffolk.

Pupils in west Suffolk carrying out a project on the problem of plastic pollution received a letter from Sir David Attenborough supporting their efforts.

Suffolk is full of great family businesses and Breheny Civil Engineering is one of them.

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is set to visit Suffolk this Sunday as part of a UK-wide campaign to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat.

Despite the heatwave, there will be no hosepipe ban this summer. This is testament to Anglian Water’s long-term planning approach explains Regan Harris.

Suffolk companies are seeking alternatives to single-use plastics

Every eel you find in open water will have undergone an astounding 7,000km journey to get there. Ross Bentley met Ben Norrington from the Environment Agency to find out how he is helping them on their way.

A ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction work on a new marine science headquarters for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) based in Lowestoft.

Nesting boxes for swifts have been installed in a town centre church in Sudbury, west Suffolk in the hope it will spur more public buildings to follow suit.

The National Trust is on a mission to find and purchase land to help wildlife. Ross Bentley met East of England regional director Paul Forecast to discover more about these ambitious plans.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s public appeal to raise £1million to help create wildness as far as the eye can see at Carlton Marshes near Lowestoft has hit its target.

A national initiative that aims to reduce single-use water bottles by encouraging businesses to advertise that they are happy for people to fill-up their reusable bottle at their premises has come to Suffolk.

Pioneering employer-led training to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the multi-billion-pound offshore wind farms off the east coast is to start this month.

The government has launched a consultation requesting views about protecting precious marine habitats around the UK and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust is urging as many people as possible to get involved. Ross Bentley reports.

The outgoing boss of one of Suffolk’s leading nature-based charities, the Greenlight Trust, has reflected on his time with the organisation and its current state as he leaves for retirement.

Turning up to discover that the meadow you are due to survey for wild plants has been recently mowed is one of the obstacles the amateur botanist must overcome.

The publication of Wind in the Willows in 1908 caused a whole nation to look more favourably on badgers. Exactly 110 years on to the month, Ross Bentley talks to expert Adrian Hinchcliffe to find out how badgers are faring in 21st century Suffolk.

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