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 and Emma Robertshaw 07779 657515 erobertshaw@wildlifetrusts.org

  • Wildlife podcasts in your home this autumn

    Thursday 21st October, 2010

    You can now visit some of Dorset’s top wildlife reserves without even leaving your sofa. Perfect for a rainy day or if you are not feeling quite up to facing the great outdoors, you can just turn on your computer speakers and invite the wildlife into your home.

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  • Our response to the Spending Review

    Wednesday 20th October, 2010

    Major impacts on vital natural environment work are likely - through the loss of a third of Defra’s budget1 – so The Wildlife Trusts urge the Government to ensure the remaining investment achieves the greatest benefits for the environment.

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  • Autumn watching at the beach

    Tuesday 19th October, 2010

    With Dorset’s coast starring on Autumnwatch again this year, now is a great time to get down to the beach for some coastal autumn watching, according to Dorset Wildlife Trust. Autumn heralds not only colder weather but strong winds and storms, bringing an exciting array of wildlife to the beach.

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  • The Mayor and London Wildlife Trust help Londoners sow and grow wild trees

    Tuesday 19th October, 2010

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the London Wildlife Trust have joined forces to help Londoners find out how they can get involved in plans to plant more trees in the capital.

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  • Dorset's lead in the Big Society

    Tuesday 19th October, 2010

    Dorset’s lead on environmental volunteering is being recognised, as the Government embraces the idea of ‘Big Society’.

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  • Lifeline for wildlife welcomed

    Monday 18th October, 2010

    The Wildlife Trusts have today welcomed a decision by the Government to shelve plans for the £20bn Cardiff-Weston Barrage in the Severn Estuary. The leading conservation organisation warned the construction of such a barrage would be a catastrophe for the Estuary’s wildlife.

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  • Make nature your legacy

    Friday 15th October, 2010

    Take action for wildlife this Will for Wildlife Week

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  • UK’s rarest bats found in the Braydon Forest

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    Four of the UK’s rarest bats have been found in privately-owned woodland in north Wiltshire. The Bechstein’s, Barbastelle, Lesser and Greater Horseshoe bats were found in this patch of the Braydon Forest, during radio tracking surveys carried out jointly by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Cotswold Water Park Society’s CWP Bat Initiative.

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  • St George’s Island gulls spotted in France during ringing project

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    This summer saw the start of a Gull ringing project on Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s St. George’s Island marine nature reserve off Looe. With over 70 breeding pairs of Great Black-backed Gulls, the reserve supports a significant breeding colony of these magnificent birds.

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  • Warm welcome for retention of natural environment quangos

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    In response to today’s publication of the Government’s review of quangos, The Wildlife Trusts warmly welcome the commitment to retain natural environment bodies. The conservation organisation depends on them to help achieve its vision for A Living Landscape and Living Seas.

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