17 episodes

In every Nature in a Nutshell episode, we sit down to chat about the latest ecology news in the UK and Ireland. We will break down what it means and how it might impact nature, society, and those working in this space in an easily digestible way. Whether you are an aspiring ecologist or environmental manager, there will be something for you. 
This podcast is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. CIEEM is the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
With a growing membership and an increasingly influential voice we are transforming the professionalism of the sector, just as our members are transforming understanding of, and attitudes towards, protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
Visit our website: https://cieem.net/

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In every Nature in a Nutshell episode, we sit down to chat about the latest ecology news in the UK and Ireland. We will break down what it means and how it might impact nature, society, and those working in this space in an easily digestible way. Whether you are an aspiring ecologist or environmental manager, there will be something for you. 
This podcast is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. CIEEM is the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
With a growing membership and an increasingly influential voice we are transforming the professionalism of the sector, just as our members are transforming understanding of, and attitudes towards, protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
Visit our website: https://cieem.net/

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    16: General Election Special

    16: General Election Special

    It's General Election season! In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell we discuss what each political party's manifesto says about nature restoration and climate change.
    We also cover the new EU Nature Restoration Law and the #RestoreNatureNow demonstration.
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    CIEEM news: What are the political parties offering for nature?Caroline Lucas: reflections and lessons from a Green MP YouTubeEnvironmental Policy Forum's 'Environmental Priorities for the next UK Government'Report on Rewilding Finance
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    • 34 min
    15: Invasive Non-Native Species in Scotland and Conservation Actions are Improving Biodiversity

    15: Invasive Non-Native Species in Scotland and Conservation Actions are Improving Biodiversity

    In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell we discuss a new report on how to tackle Invasive Non-Native Species in Scotland, a new study that has found conservation actions are working for biodiversity, and an update on the Sustainable Farming Scheme in Wales.
    We also cover how leaving your grass to grow long in your garden can boost butterfly numbers by almost double and the Scottish Government's commitment to creating a new national park by the end of its parliamentary session in 2026.
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    Conservation actions are improving biodiversityTransition to Sustainable Farming Scheme delayed to 2026 Long grass in gardens improves butterfly numbersThird National Park will go ahead in Scotland
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    • 18 min
    14: Golden Eagles, Climate Justice and Scottish Government Ditch Emissions Target

    14: Golden Eagles, Climate Justice and Scottish Government Ditch Emissions Target

    In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell we discuss new research on Golden Eagles, climate justice news in Switzerland and the not-so-good news from the Scottish Government who have recently announced they're ditching their greenhouse gas emission targets. We also look at the environmental priorities of the new First Minister for Wales and the recent discovery that the Javan Tiger 'still exists'.
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    New study of golden eagles in ScotlandSwiss women’s climate injustice court win ‘could pave way for legal action in UK’Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Press Release: Weakening Scotland’s climate legislation an ‘abject failure’ and Scottish Government’s response ‘wholly inadequate’How green is Wales' new first minister Vaughan Gething?‘The Javan tiger still exists’: DNA find may herald an extinct species’ comeback
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    • 12 min
    13: Neurodiversity Special

    13: Neurodiversity Special

    In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell, we welcome Helen Musgroves from Lexxic and Lea Nightingale, CIEEM's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer to discuss all things neurodiversity in the environment sector and how managers can foster a culture of neuro-inclusivity within their teams.
    We also discuss the EU's Restoration Law and how it's facing collapse and the joint legal challenge from the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) and Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS).
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    LexxicNeurodiversity Celebration WeekCIEEM and Lexxic's webinar on neurodiversityGreen Jobs for Nature websiteGreen Jobs for Nature InstagramGreen Jobs for Nature TikTokEuropean parliament votes for watered-down law to restore natureUK Environmental Watchdogs Launch Coordinated InvestigationOEP Launches Investigations into Special Protection Areas for Wild BirdsGovernment to pilot ‘water credits system’ to allow major house building in water-stressed CambridgeThe scale and geography of the net zero economy in the UKOver £1M in new funding awarded to aid red squirrel recovery in Scotland

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    • 35 min
    12: Ecological Restoration, BNG, New Northern Ireland Government & New Marine Protections

    12: Ecological Restoration, BNG, New Northern Ireland Government & New Marine Protections

    In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell, we welcome James Hicks and Tim Graham from CIEEM's Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation Special Interest Group to talk about the recently published Good Practice Guidance for Ecological Restoration, to help ecologists and environmental managers to design and deliver robust ecological restoration projects.
    We also discuss Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) going live in February, the new Northern Ireland Government and Environment Minister, new marine protections, Scotland farming subsidies, and a new environmental watchdog in Wales.
    We also cover the positive news of the Michael Mann lawsuit and black rhinos on the rise in Kenya.
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    CIEEM's Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation Special Interest GroupGood Practice Guidance for Ecological Restoration documentBiodiversity Net Gain updates on CIEEM's websiteCIEEM's Biodiversity Net Gain trainingCIEEM's Spring Conference on Biodiversity Net GainAndrew Muir named as Environment Minister for Northern IrelandNew NI environment minister backs creation of new ‘independent environmental protection agency’Minister Muir pledges urgent action on Lough NeaghO’Dowd reaffirms commitment to promoting biodiversity and protecting the environmentCIEEM's Ireland Conference on Environmental Policy and Legislation in IrelandWelsh Government Consulting on Environmental Watchdog, Environmental Principles and Nature Recovery Framework
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    • 23 min
    Episode 11: OEP’s Report, New National Park for Scotland & Biodiversity Net Gain

    Episode 11: OEP’s Report, New National Park for Scotland & Biodiversity Net Gain

    In this episode of Nature In A Nutshell, we discuss the Office for Environmental Protection's (OEP) report on the Government being off track to meeting environmental targets, a new national park for Scotland, and the latest on Biodiversity Net Gain,
    We also cover the positive news that pine martens have returned to South England in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire.
    Nature In A Nutshell is brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
    Visit our website: https://cieem.net/
    Show notes:
    OEP report on the Government's poor performance on environment and natureNew National Park in ScotlandNew National Park in Scotland (2)New date for BNG announcementBNG final regulations laid before ParliamentOur BNG webpage
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

DelfiByf ,

Great weekly summary

With so much going on in the environmental and ecology field this is a great podcast to get a snapshot of most important topics. Love listening weekly on the way to work

Jane king 78 ,

Bitesized for the non specialist

As a non ecology specialist but working in the sustainability field this is a great bitesize digestible podcast to keep up with the latest relevant information.

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A much needed and reliable ecology podcast

A really needed but efficient way to keep track of the UK and Ireland’s latest news in the Ecology and Environmental sectors. Look forward to hearing more episodes and potential guest speakers? Great work!

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