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How conservation groups help to protect biodiversity on the Defence estate

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Today is World Environment Day and I’d like to tell you about the important role that our conservation groups play in managing and protecting biodiversity, the environment and wildlife across the Defence estate.

Fighting ash dieback and protecting the future of our woodlands

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We have at least 3 million ash trees across the MOD estate, so managing the tree disease ash dieback is a significant objective of our sustainable woodland management and long-term forest planning. Read on to find out more.

Conserving habitats on the military training estate

Amanda Williams, Sustainability Manager at Landmarc Support Services reflects on the positive work that is undertaken across the UK military training estate to conserve some of our most valuable habitats and landscapes.

Excavating military tracks at Barrow Clump

Volunteers and archaeologists at Barrow Clump [Crown Copyright, MOD 2018]

Hi, my name is Richard Osgood and I'm the Senior Archaeologist at DIO. Today I'll be blogging about the team of military veterans, service personnel and volunteers from Wessex Archaeology and Breaking Ground Heritage who helped to unearth the excavation …

New vehicles crack down on illegal activity on Salisbury Plain

Hi, I’m Lt Col Stewart Andrews and I’m DIO’s Senior Training Safety Officer for Salisbury Plain. Last year, 2948 illegal incursions were reported in the South West; most were caused by people illegally driving 4x4s and motorcycles on the Plain. …