DIO volunteers recently joined colleagues from the Environment Agency to clear patches of Himalayan Balsam. Read on to find out why this was necessary.
Environment and Ecology
It’s Bees’ Needs Week and I’d like to tell you about the important work that DIO does to protect bees across the Defence estate.
DIO has worked together with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.
Archaeology in DIO is unique compared to any other organisation. The MOD owns about 1% of the UK mainland and is responsible for preserving, protecting and maintaining 777 Scheduled Monuments.
DIO worked with partners including Crown Commercial Service and Future Biogas to establish a renewable energy source to power RAF Marham. Read on to find out how it all works.
I started my career as a chartered surveyor in a very conventional way. I followed the advice of my tutors and applied to all ‘big six’ firms I was directed to, and so my journey began.
What has DIO been up to in 2018? Heres our summary of some of the key moments of the year, from the RAF and Royal Navy's new F-35 aircraft landing on our new vertical landing pads for the first time to launching our Commercial Strategy.
The Sanctuary Awards celebrates biodiversity, conservation and energy efficiency projects across the defence estate. Learn more about the 2018 winners and runners up and how they are promoting these issues.
Maj Udai Gurung tells us how he and a group of dedicated volunteers are working to protect a rare moth on Fingringhoe Ranges in Essex.
Salisbury Plain is not only one of the military’s top training areas, it is also rich in wildlife and archaeological wonders. Read on to find out more from a DIO ecologist.