October 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

  • Bigger, better and more...

    Saturday 29th October, 2011

    Autumn stream cpt Steve Waterhouse

    Nature Improvement Areas should be included in the new planning system and identified all over England, not just in 12 places, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Studland’s sea life in the frame

    Thursday 27th October, 2011

    Studland eel grass by Esther Tyson

    Artwork by the winner of a unique bursary which funds diving lessons goes on display at the Society of Wildlife Artists’ (SWLA) annual exhibition today.

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  • National conservation award for Trust

    Wednesday 26th October, 2011

    Project Manager Martin de Retuerto receives Wild Trout Trust award

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's Winnall Moors Restoration Project has been named joint winner of the 2011 Orvis Wild Trout Trust Conservation Award.

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  • Toad appeal

    Monday 24th October, 2011

    Common toad cpt Amy Lewis

    The Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts are asking bonfire night celebrators to look out for toads and frogs before they light their fires.

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  • Silver Lapwing for Vine House Farm

    Thursday 20th October, 2011

    Nicholas Watts with Michael Power

    Nicholas Watts has won the top prize in the ‘Oscars’ of conservation awards for the second time, a first in the Silver Lapwing Awards 34-year history.

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  • Nature check: Government warned over failing record

    Friday 14th October, 2011

    The Government is failing to deliver on its wildlife and landscape promises, according to a report compiled by 29 of the UK’s leading environmental groups, including The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • First UK badger vaccination trial results published

    Wednesday 12th October, 2011

    Vaccinating badgers against bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an affordable and viable alternative to culling according to a new report published today, by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Will for Wildlife Week

    Wednesday 12th October, 2011

    Will for Wildlife Week takes place from 17 - 21 October 2011

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  • CAP reform will not help nature’s recovery

    Wednesday 12th October, 2011

    Reed bunting cpt Amy Lewis

    The Wildlife Trusts are disappointed by the European Commission’s proposals on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, published today. It will shape the way farmland is managed between 2014-2020 and hence determine the health of our natural environment.

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  • Protection for seas off Isle of Man

    Wednesday 12th October, 2011

    Dahlia anemone cpt Paul Naylor

    The Wildlife Trusts have welcomed the news that Ramsey Bay has been designated as the Isle of Man's first Marine Nature Reserve. The area will be protected from damaging activities, fisheries will be safeguarded and it will become a centre for marine tourism and research.

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