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OPAL Community Environment report launched at the House of Lords

Minister praises community approach to environmental monitoring

OPAL Community Environment report launched at the House of Lords

After a 5-year project involving over half a million people and more than 25,000 surveys across the country, the OPAL Community Environment Report was launched at a House of Lords reception on 21st January.

Professor Neil Rose attended as leader of the OPAL Water Survey team based in UCL Geography. At the reception, Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said:

“I warmly welcome the report, which over the past five years, has motivated local people to discover more about our fantastic wildlife, inspiring people to get outdoors and record nature. This is a great example of voluntary, community, scientific and statutory organisations coming together to provide us with a greater understanding of the state of our natural environment and its importance to our everyday life. We want more people to enjoy the benefits of nature by giving them the opportunities to connect with it. OPAL has done this and created a valuable legacy for the future.”

The report is available to view here: http://www.opalexplorenature.org/CEreport

See also the BBC News website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21062303


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The OPAL report


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