October 2012

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

  • Dives bring magic of the North Sea alive

    Wednesday 31st October, 2012

    Harriet Mead cpt Kate Risely

    Sculptor and President of The Society of Wildlife Artists, Harriet Mead, has learned to dive and scoured the coast for scrap metal to create some magical marine art after winning The Wildlife Trusts’ Underwater Art Award.

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  • How to spot an Otter

    Tuesday 30th October, 2012

    Shetland otter cpt Simon King

    Catching a glimpse of a wild otter is something only few are lucky enough to experience.

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  • Go nuts for Autumn wildlife

    Saturday 27th October, 2012

    Wildlife Watch Awards cpt Emma Bradshaw

    Children looking for a new way to explore wildlife and have fun over the Autumn can now become true nature nuts – with The Wildlife Trusts’ new Wildlife Watch Awards.

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  • Action for Ash

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    Ash die back on the stem cpt Steve Collin, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

    As Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson prepares to meet the Forestry Commission (this weekend) to consider what action to take to control Ash dieback disease Chalara fraxinea...

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  • Possible Ash dieback case in Suffolk

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    Ash dieback

    Following the recent confirmed cases of Chalara fraxinea (Ash die-back) in the county, Suffolk Wildlife Trust staff have discovered ash saplings showing visual symptoms that match Chalara at their Hullback’s Grove reserve near Bures.

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  • Ash Dieback disease found in Norfolk

    Thursday 25th October, 2012

    Diseased leaf 'browns' along the midrib and then down the veins cpt Norfolk WT

    Ash Dieback disease has been found at Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe.

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  • Government must listen to MPs and abandon badger cull

    Thursday 25th October, 2012

    Badger cpt Elliot Smith

    The Wildlife Trusts urge the Government to listen to Parliament after MPs have today backed a motion calling on the Government to abandon its planned badger cull.

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  • Badger cull delay welcome: time to throw weight behind alternatives

    Tuesday 23rd October, 2012

    Badger copyright Jon Bowen

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Environment Secretary’s announcement to delay the badger cull but are disappointed by the economic motives.

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  • Support for blanket bog complaint

    Monday 15th October, 2012

    Merlin cpt David Longshaw

    The Wildlife Trusts support the RSPB's decision to take a formal complaint to the European Commission over the damage to an area of globally-threatened blanket bog habitat at Walshaw Moor, West Yorkshire.

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  • Leaving a natural legacy

    Sunday 14th October, 2012

    Dorset WT's lagoon on Brownsea Island Anna Guthrie

    From cuckoos to curlews to chalkstreams, gifts in wills can help The Wildlife Trusts protect some of our most precious species and habitats.

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