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  • Dredging up trouble: Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures

    Tuesday 21st October, 2014

    Potentially environmentally-damaging dredging must not be prioritised over other proven flood-prevention measures in this year’s Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014 is the warning to Government by Blueprint for Water.

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  • Wanted: artist to dive and show the magic of our seas!

    Thursday 16th October, 2014

    An artist prepared to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves is being sought by The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists.

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  • Sink or swim for waterways: have your say

    Friday 10th October, 2014

    Countryside lovers - walkers, dog walkers, cyclists, anglers, boaters and holidaymakers – are being given an opportunity to speak up for the English rivers, lakes, ponds, beaches and wetlands they love

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  • Red card for 'greenest Govt ever' but support for a Nature and Wellbeing Act

    Tuesday 16th September, 2014

    Today's announcement by a cross party committee of MPs, on the need for this, and future Governments, to do more to protect and enhance nature has been warmly welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • United in manifesto ask for UK seas

    Monday 15th September, 2014

    As the Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Select Committee’s Marine Protected Area inquiry is published today, 19 organisations have come together on the actions needed to help UK seas recover.

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  • Sow the seeds for wildlife success and build a bug hotel: Get involved in Wild About Gardens Week

    Sunday 14th September, 2014

    Help perk-up the UK’s pollinator population by building a bug hotel, during Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 Sept).

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  • Juncker announces new commission for Europe

    Thursday 11th September, 2014

    The Wildlife Trusts are concerned about the direction of the new European Commission that was unveiled yesterday by EU President Jean-Claude Juncker.

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  • Disappointment at decision to build on land precious for nightingales

    Friday 5th September, 2014

    Environmental destruction on a scale not seen for more than 20 years1 will be caused by a decision to build on one of the most important wildlife areas in the country and home to the largest population of nightingale in England.

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  • Return of the sky dancer: hen harriers breed successfully in Peak District for the first time in eight years

    Thursday 4th September, 2014

    Five hen harrier chicks have successfully fledged on National Trust land in the Upper Derwent Valley - the first time hen harriers have bred successfully in the Peak District for eight years.

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  • Game-changing response required to tackle State of Nature crisis

    Wednesday 3rd September, 2014

    Finding game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature is the theme of the landmark Conference for Nature today, which features high-profile delegates including Sir David Attenborough, The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Germaine Greer and key people from business, politics, the utility sector and conservation.

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