July 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

  • Sign a scale to ‘shoal’ support for saving our seas

    Tuesday 26th July, 2011

    Simon King OBE, President of The Wildlife Trusts, signs a scale

    To mark the start of National Marine Week (Sat 30 Jul – Sun 14 Aug), The Wildlife Trusts are launching the ‘Petition Fish’ campaign, in a bid to demonstrate public support for Marine Protected Areas.

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  • Wildlife-rich areas at risk under new planning framework

    Tuesday 26th July, 2011

    Wildlife-rich areas in England equivalent to four and a half times the area of Greater London1 could be at greater risk under the new planning system, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Come and see us at The CLA Game Fair

    Thursday 21st July, 2011

    ChrisTaylorPhotography.com

    The Wildlife Trusts, in partnership with wild bird seed grower Vine House Farm, will be at this year’s CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from Friday 22 July – Sunday 24 July.

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  • Culling is not the cure

    Tuesday 19th July, 2011

    Badger by Eliot Smith

    The Wildlife Trusts today express disappointment at the Government’s decision to pursue yet more trials of badger culling, as The Wildlife Trusts do not see culling as the solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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  • Nature Improvement Areas

    Friday 15th July, 2011

    Launching a competition to identify 12 Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) is a welcome move by the Government, but restoration and recovery of the natural environment must take place with greater urgency, and across a much larger area than proposed in current plans, warn The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Sea life through a lens

    Friday 15th July, 2011

    Spider crab and snakelocks anemone by Cathy Lewis

    An underwater photography competition in which participants have one day to capture images off the Devon coast has announced its winners, with photographer Dan Bolt scooping the top prize

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  • Online guide: where to see dragonflies

    Thursday 14th July, 2011

    Black darter by Phil Corley

    Forget fire-breathing and maiden-like varieties, the most exciting dragons and damsels are on the wing now at nature reserves throughout the UK. And with the help of The Wildlife Trusts’ new online guide 40 places to see dragons: a guide to the UK's best dragon and damselfly reserves, it’s easier than ever to find them.

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  • Wetland loss threat

    Tuesday 5th July, 2011

    More wetlands need to be created across the UK to safeguard wildlife and human health and prosperity, according to leading experts.

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  • Chat Moss decision welcomed

    Thursday 30th June, 2011

    The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has welcomed the decision by Salford councillors to reject the application by William Sinclair to continue extracting peat from Chat Moss for another fifteen years.

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  • Farmland wildlife under threat

    Friday 24th June, 2011

    Ahead of the European Union budget announcement on Wednesday (29 June), The Wildlife Trusts are raising concerns that funding for farmers and landowners, who manage their land with wildlife in mind, may be hit.

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