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  • Solar farm shock decision will destroy legally protected wildlife site

    Friday 16th January, 2015

    A decision to build on a legally protected area of lowland acid grassland – one of the largest areas of this flower-rich habitat in England – has been met with disbelief

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  • Busy Bees Goes Wild: Exclusive learning enhancement programme designed for UK nurseries

    Wednesday 7th January, 2015

    Busy Bees has joined forces with The Wildlife Trusts to promote the great outdoors and the fabulous fun to be had exploring all that nature has to offer with children

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  • Rare turtles discovered thousands of miles off course

    Tuesday 23rd December, 2014

    Two turtles have been washed ashore in the North West thousands of miles from their usual feeding grounds.

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  • New sea creature discovery: ‘fairy’ found on north Devon coast

    Tuesday 23rd December, 2014

    A new variety of sea anemone has been found off the coast of north Devon. Just 6mm tall, the tiny animal was spotted by retired teacher Robert Durrant in Hele Bay, near Ilfracombe

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  • Cinderella wildlife refuges at risk: New report shows the vulnerable status of England’s Local Wildlife Sites

    Monday 22nd December, 2014

    Hidden havens which support rare and threatened wildlife are being lost and damaged to development and neglect every year. New survey results published today provide insight into the secret places where nature thrives – known as Local Wildlife Sites – and highlight some worrying trends

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  • My Wild Winter: Making wild memories to last a lifetime

    Friday 19th December, 2014

    Despite being the coldest and darkest time of the year, there’s a wonderland of wildlife experiences waiting to be had during the winter months - so wrap up your young ones in preparation for their wildest winter yet!

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  • Northern Ireland proposes marine protection

    Monday 15th December, 2014

    The Department of Environment’s announcement proposing new Marine Conservation Zones to help protect Northern Ireland’s seas has today been broadly welcomed

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  • Wales takes the plunge into protecting our seas

    Friday 12th December, 2014

    Grey seals will be better protected by new MCZ

    Today the Welsh Government designates its first Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This announcement means that the seas around Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire will become Wales’ first MCZ.

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  • Mass rally in Westminster a wake-up call to politicians on nature

    Tuesday 9th December, 2014

    Nature and wildlife-lovers are heading to the Houses of Parliament today to shake politicians out of the Westminster bubble and get them to take nature seriously

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  • Replace road expansion with a greener future

    Monday 1st December, 2014

    Call for Autumn Statement and Roads Investment Strategy to abandon road expansion in favour of green retrofits

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