Horizon Scanning: 2016 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2016?

This paper covers our sixth assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider to have likely environmental consequences or consequences for ecologists. We again review issues of a global scale, those in the European Union, and  those both in the United Kingdom and constituent countries. 

2015 resulted in a Conservative majority in Westminster, the dominance of the Scottish National Party in Scotland, and a collapse of many other parties in England and Wales. A referendum on whether the UK will stay in the European Union is forthcoming. 

The legislative scans of previous years (Sutherland 2011-15) are freely available on the British Ecological Society website. Issues that have been discussed before are not repeated here.

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Journal articles
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016