August 2011

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  • Safe havens for marine wildlife a step closer

    Wednesday 31st August, 2011

    An important step towards reversing the decline in our marine environment has been taken today, as stakeholder recommendations for a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around England are sent to Government.

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  • WildlifeXpo

    Thursday 25th August, 2011

    A brand new wildlife exhibition is coming to London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2011. WildlifeXpo offers wildlife lovers an exciting combination of exhibitors, lectures and workshops.

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  • Nature's worth it

    Tuesday 23rd August, 2011

    Image credit: Amy Lewis

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome two research reports published today by the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) which outline the benefits of protecting wildlife and habitats.

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  • Be a part of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    Caroline Spelman and Carlo Laurenzi launching 'Big Wildlife Garden' competition

    Everyone has the opportunity to help create the UK’s largest nature reserve from today (Friday 19 August) – with the launch of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’ (BWG) competition.

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  • Birdwatchers rally to the sound of summer

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    It’s one of nature’s greatest miracles: millions of birds leave Africa each spring and head north to nest in the UK and other parts of Europe, only to return to Africa each autumn. However this multi-million-winged migration is under threat.

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  • Step-change for nature’s recovery needed

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    The Wildlife Trusts' Head of Living Landscape Paul Wilkinson

    As the Government today announces the England Biodiversity Strategy (EBS), The Wildlife Trusts welcome the ambitions within it.

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  • Don't 'wing' it at Birdfair - shoal your support...

    Thursday 18th August, 2011

    Simon King OBE and Joan Edwards with Petition Fish. Image by Tom Marshall

    Visitors to the 23rd British Birdwatching Fair are being urged to ‘sign a scale’ when they visit The Wildlife Trusts’ stand at Rutland this weekend.

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  • Africa comes to Rutland

    Tuesday 16th August, 2011

    Wildlife celebrity spotting, minibeast safaris, watching African entertainment or browsing the worldwide wares of nearly 350 trade stands. These are just some of the activities that will be attracting thousands of visitors to this year’s British Birdwatching Fair, held at Rutland Water, between Peterborough and Leicester.

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  • Survey reveals new UK sponge

    Friday 12th August, 2011

    Unidentified sponge by Rob Spray

    Scientists taking part in the first ever survey of seaweed to span the length of the East Coast of England have discovered a variety of species new to the region, including a sponge never before seen in the UK, The Wildlife Trusts can reveal.

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  • Bernard the Gurnard

    Monday 1st August, 2011

    Bernard The Gurnard

    He’s red, he’s got scales and fins, he lives on a seabed near you, and he’s on a quest to make sure the UK’s marine wildlife gets the protection it needs. Bernard the Gurnard is the new face and voice of The Wildlife Trusts’ ‘Petition Fish’ campaign. An online animation starring the character Bernard, a red gurnard, has been launched.

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