January 2013

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  • Future protection for forests welcome

    Thursday 31st January, 2013

    cpt Denise Blair

    Confirmation that forests in England will remain in public ownership is warmly welcomed today as the Government publishes its long-awaited response to the Independent Panel on Forestry.

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  • HS2 phase 2 – high impact on the North’s natural heritage

    Wednesday 30th January, 2013

    Following the Government’s announcement of its preferred route for the second phase of High Speed Rail 2, The Wildlife Trusts’ initial analysis shows that more than 200 important wildlife sites lie within a one kilometre corridor centred on the proposed route and could suffer as a result. Of these, at least 65 are at direct risk of impact from the line itself.

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  • Invest in forests to reap rewards

    Wednesday 30th January, 2013

    As plans for England’s forests are about to be unveiled, The Wildlife Trusts are calling on the Government to recognise the true value of England’s woodlands for nature and the nation.

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  • Show of strength at Hastings road protest

    Sunday 27th January, 2013

    cpt Better Transport L-R CfBT, RSPB, TWT, FoE, Greenpeace, CPRE

    Six major environment and conservation group representatives today visited the Combe Haven Valley in Sussex, site of the planned Bexhill to Hastings Link Road.

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  • Will rail route be off-track for nature?

    Saturday 26th January, 2013

    Stephanie Hilborne OBE cpt ChrisTaylorPhotography.com

    Ahead of the Government’s announcement of its preferred route for the second phase of High Speed Rail 2 - expected on Monday - The Wildlife Trusts are waiting to see if the data it has provided on important wildlife-rich areas have been taken into account.

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  • A healthy natural environment underpins healthy farming systems

    Friday 25th January, 2013

    Yellow wagtail cpt Amy Lewis

    The voting on a new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) by EU Agriculture Committee MEPs last week was not only a missed opportunity to create a fair and green agricultural system across Europe, but a retrograde step for sustainable land management and its wildlife.

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  • Huge support for marine protection

    Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

    Sunlight shallows cpt Paul Naylor

    A huge wave of public support will shake Westminster today as a quarter of a million people call for greater protection for UK’s seas and coastline.

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  • Relief over withdrawal of hedgerow removal application

    Thursday 17th January, 2013

    Yellowhammers rely heavily on hedgerows for their habitat

    News that farmer Fraser Jones has withdrawn his application to remove 11.3km of hedgerows, near Shrewsbury, is today welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Natural environment must be at the heart of Government decision-making

    Monday 7th January, 2013

    Paul Hobson

    The Government must put the environment at the heart of decision-making if it is to have any hope of meeting its target to be the greenest ever.

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