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Winners of Sanctuary Awards 2020 Announced

This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …

Baby squirrels born on Ballykinler Training Area

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I was pleased to hear about the birth of new red squirrel kittens on the Ballykinler Training Area. For the past five years Belfast Zoo has been working together with DIO as one of the organisations involved with the red squirrel breeding programme to protect and help red squirrels adapt to the wild across forests in Northern Ireland.

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.

DIO partnership provides protection for people and nature

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Dartmoor Warbler [Copyright, Creative Commons 2018]

Hi, I’m Mark Sumner and I work in DIO’s Environmental Support and Compliance Team as the Access and Recreation Advisor, based in Salisbury Plain. Today, I’ll be blogging about the work DIO has done to protect our most important wildlife …

Job Done: Dredging Complete for Aircraft Carriers

HMS Queen Elizabeth under anchor awaiting low tide before departing. [Crown Copyright/MOD2017]

Hi, I’m Garry Brimecome and I’m DIO’s Project Manager for the dredge at Portsmouth. I work with Philip Wise, the Principal Project Manager for the infrastructure we’re providing at Portsmouth to prepare the Naval Base for the arrival of the …