June 2011

Latest tweets and news stories about our work, activities and events. Journalists can contact our press team to ensure enquiries will be dealt with immediately: Anna Guthrie 07887 754659 aguthrie@wildlifetrusts.org

  • Cumbria hosts UK's first reintroduction of white-faced darter dragonfly

    Tuesday 29th June, 2010

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is reintroducing the rare white-faced darter dragonfly onto Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, in south Cumbria. This is the first attempt to reintroduce the white-faced darter dragonfly anywhere in the UK and it is being funded by Natural England.

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  • First flight for protected peregrine chicks

    Tuesday 29th June, 2010

    Three of the four peregrine falcon chicks nesting at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre took to the skies for the first time over the weekend (w/e 25 June) marking another successful year for Operation Peregrine, the round-the-clock protection watch manned by expert Trust staff and local volunteers passionate about wildlife.

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  • The Wildlife Trusts welcome planning announcement

    Tuesday 29th June, 2010

    The Wildlife Trusts have welcomed the announcement from Decentralisation Minister, Greg Clark MP, that the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) has been disbanded. It was a body made up of unelected people who could fast-track major projects such as ports and power stations and had no ecological expertise.

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  • Nature writing competition launches

    Sunday 27th June, 2010

    We have teamed up with independent publisher Elliott & Thompson (E&T) and Foyles to launch a brand new writing competition for unpublished authors.

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  • Survival hopes for UK’s most famed osprey

    Thursday 24th June, 2010

    Hopes for the survival of the UK’s oldest breeding female osprey are slowly gathering pace as wildlife experts watch in astonishment as the bird, known affectionately as the ‘Lady of the Loch,’ begins to show positive signs of a recovery.

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  • Pint-sized butterfly beats extinction in Hertfordshire

    Thursday 24th June, 2010

    Britain's tiniest butterfly, the small blue, has made big news by returning to Hertfordshire after being extinct in the county for eight years. This dinky delight, which is barely bigger than a five pence piece, was spotted at Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve near Tring recently, where Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) have been carefully managing the habitat to encourage butterflies to thrive.

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  • Escape to the County

    Monday 21st June, 2010

    Water voles re-locate from major port development to Essex countryside

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  • Fears mount for survival of UK’s most famed osprey

    Monday 21st June, 2010

    Fears are mounting across the globe for the future survival of the UK’s oldest breeding female osprey, which astounded wildlife experts when it returned to the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve for the 20th consecutive year this March.

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  • Carwardine to become vice president for Avon WT

    Thursday 17th June, 2010

    Award-winning writer and TV presenter Mark Carwardine has agreed to become a vice president of Avon Wildlife Trust.

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  • A brighter future for Berkshire's rare pale dog-violets

    Wednesday 16th June, 2010

    The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has made an important land purchase that will benefit species including the nationally scarce pale dog-violet.

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