13 January 2011

The first all digital edition CJS Monthly published today

January edition of CJS Monthly now available online

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:

14 Seasonal Rangers and 2 Seasonal Ecologists, National Trust for Scotland

Wild Oceans Project Officer, High Fell Project Officer both Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Ecologist, Powys County Council

Grazing manager, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Seasonal Assistant Summer Warden Weeting Heath, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Seasonal visitor Centre Coordinators, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Seasonal Broads Education Coordinator, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

2 Conservation Trainees for the Biodiversity Team, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Temporary Countryside Ranger (Itchen Valley Country Park), Eastleigh Borough Council

Development Green Talent Traineeships x 8, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Greensand Reserves Ecology Officer, The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants

Education Ranger, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham





Top headlines from the past month:

Week Beginning: Monday 6 December

Do trees on the streets make people happy? By Vanessa Barford BBC News

Butterfly makes gains across the moors Success for the Marsh Fritillary - Butterfly Conservation

Mistletoe could vanish within 20 years, says National Trust - Guardian

Demise of apple orchards spells danger for Christmas plant

Swallow named top UK bird in RSPB farm survey. - A pioneering project that twins bird lovers with land owners to survey farmland birds has released its end of year results, and they include a few surprises.

Replantable Christmas trees are festive success story, says Guardian Potted and replantable Christmas trees have proved to be a 'surprise hit' say retailers

BASC report: Cold weather brings legal restrictions on shooting in Scotland. -

The shooting of ducks, geese and waders is to be suspended in Scotland for the second time this year because of severe weather.

The Forestry Commission reports Butterfly in decline across UK finds solace in the Highlands

Week Beginning: Monday 13 December

On a wing and a prayer: British birds under threat, Independent. What do the Bittern, the Tree Pipit and the Wood Warbler have in common? They are all British bird species that are under threat.

Planning for the future of the natural environment - The Wildlife Trusts set out targets for the Localism Bill

Non-native species cost 'British economy £1.7bn' BBC: Invasive non-native species such as the grey squirrel and Japanese knotweed cost the British economy £1.7bn a year, a report has suggested.

Snow fun for barn owls as numbers reported dying this winter grows - RSPB - The RSPB is receiving a growing number of calls from members of the public who have discovered dead barn owls in recent days.

SNH adapts to reduced budget - Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has outlined a range of measures across its operations in order to cope with increased responsibilities and reductions in its budget from next year.

Big fat no for birds - RSPB, Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat - but that fat isn’t suitable for everyone.



Week Beginning: Monday 20 December

Murky waters: Why are beavers being sent to the zoo? - The Independent. Beavers are thriving in Scotland. So why are they being rounded up and sent to the zoo?

Mersey barrage plan barracked - Wildlife Extra. Wildlife Trusts back concerns over Mersey barrage



CJS Office closed 21/12/10 - 4/1/11



Week Beginning: Tuesday 4 January

Good progress made for Sites of Special Scientific Interest, by Hannah Jordan, Horticulture Week

More than 95% of England's finest wildlife and geological sites, covering more than one million hectares of countryside, are now in "favourable or recovering condition", environment secretary Caroline Spelman announced today.

Kittiwakes’ trans-Atlantic winter odyssey linked to breeding success CEH

One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful according to new research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

After 40 years helping Rangers in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Voluntary Warden Rick Spicer has decided to hang up his boots.

Telegraph announces wildlife friendly farming award partnership with RSPB - The Telegraph and the RSPB have joined forces to recognise the efforts of the country’s most dedicated wildlife friendly farmers.

Sustainable fish customers 'duped' by Marine Stewardship Council reports the Guardian. Certification granted to controversial fisheries has prompted severe criticism of the sustainable fisheries organisation

Last gasp for the rare Rapunzel flower - Plantlife. A new survey in 2010 found even fewer sites than expected for the rare wild flower spiked rampion.

National Parks are Beacons for Biodiversity - Dartmoor National Park

England’s National Park Authorities published a new report in December 2010 that demonstrates how National Parks are central to efforts to halt biodiversity loss.



Training Calendar for February is 3 pages

Last call for Women and Work funding. New Year, time to re train. Angela Kimberley Ltd will assist with funding from Lantra’s Women and Work programme. You must be working within one of the Land based or Environmental Sectors and be able to complete your training by the 11th February 2011. This is the last of a four year contract for Women and Work funding and unlikely to be available again. So if you can use £450 to support your training costs act today.

And we're asking for your opinion on which dates we use in the monthly calendar. We're aware that events happening in the next few week's may be too close for you to attend and that places may already be fully booked. So we're giving you the option to vote on which time scale you think we should use.