July 2012

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  • Tame Valley secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

    Thursday 26th July, 2012

    Kingsbury Village and the River Tame

    The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership has received an earmarked first-round pass¹ of £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme² for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, it was announced.

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  • Olympic Torch visits Iconic King’s Cross Nature Reserve

    Thursday 26th July, 2012

    Olympic Torch at London WT's Camley Street Natural Park

    Nature lovers are gathering bright and early this morning to welcome the Olympic Torch to Camley Street Natural Park - an internationally acclaimed nature reserve on the banks of the Regent’s Canal – managed by London Wildlife Trust.

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  • Moseley Bog investment promises £1.4 million of benefit for local people and wildlife

    Thursday 26th July, 2012

    Bug Hunt at Mosely Bog

    The Wildlife Trust commissioned an economic evaluation of the benefits arising from the works supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural England, Advantage West Midlands and other funders. The report, prepared by Oliver Hölzinger, an Environmental Economist with the Consultancy for Environmental Economics & Policy, concludes the net benefit from the works will be of the order of £1.4 million.

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  • Brand New species discovered in Cambridgeshire

    Tuesday 24th July, 2012

    New species of flatworm - credit Brian Eversham

    A flatworm with between 50-60 eyes has been discovered at Shepreth L Moor nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.

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  • Befriend Our Marine Wildlife

    Monday 23rd July, 2012

    Bottlenose dolphin cpt Harry Hogg

    Help save our seas during The Wildlife Trusts’ National Marine Week

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  • Leadership needed for nature’s recovery

    Tuesday 17th July, 2012

    One year on from the publication of the Natural Environment White Paper, The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Efra Select Committee report into the White Paper, published today.

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  • Planning for a healthy and natural environment

    Monday 9th July, 2012

    Bee cpt Paul Hobson

    New practical guidance for planners, launched today, is set to provide local authorities with all they need to ensure local plans deliver a network of wildlife-rich places in their area.

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  • Wildlife Gardeners Recognised

    Friday 6th July, 2012

    Framfield Allotments cpt Cairis Hickey

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts have announced the winners of the Big Wildlife Garden Competition. This has been funded, as part of its commitment to the Natural Environment White Paper, by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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  • Forestry Panel Report: Government must commit to nature in the Public Forest Estate

    Wednesday 4th July, 2012

    Walkers in Strid Wood credit Denise Blair

    As the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report is released, The Wildlife Trusts welcome Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s pledge that ‘our forests will stay in public hands’ and broadly welcome the Panel’s recommendations.

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