December 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

  • Botanist receives Christopher Cadbury Medal

    Monday 17th December, 2012

    Professor Ian Trueman

    Prominent botanist Professor Ian Trueman has received The Wildlife Trusts’ Christopher Cadbury medal for his services to nature conservation.

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  • Bitter disappointment at lack of ambition

    Thursday 13th December, 2012

    Sunlight shallows cpt Paul Naylor

    Bitter disappointment - The Wildlife Trusts react to the Marine Conservation Zones consultation published today.

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  • Wildlife Trusts urge caution over Government Agency review

    Wednesday 12th December, 2012

    Today, DEFRA launched its triennial review of the Environment Agency and Natural England. This comes at a critical time of constant cuts (more than 30% at the last spending review) and challenges to their role and independence emerging from the Cabinet Office. Both could threaten their ability to protect our environment.

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  • Ash Dieback: Cure should not be worse than cause

    Thursday 6th December, 2012

    Ash leaf with dieback disease

    As the Government today sets out objectives for tackling ash die back in a new strategy published by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, The Wildlife Trusts broadly welcome the interim plan.

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  • Economic growth underpinned by a healthy environment

    Wednesday 5th December, 2012

    Paul Wilkinson, The Wildlife Trusts' Head of Living Landscape

    As the UK braces itself for longer-term austerity measures, The Wildlife Trusts remind the Chancellor that attempts to stimulate growth must not be at the expense of the natural environment.

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