June 2013

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

  • Government agencies must focus on delivery for nature - Triennial Review response

    Thursday 27th June, 2013

    cpt Matthew Roberts

    Today’s decision by the Government not to merge Natural England and the Environment Agency is a welcome move.

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  • Natural assets depleted by concreting Chancellor

    Wednesday 26th June, 2013

    The health of the UK economy and its natural assets has today been placed at risk by the Chancellor’s budget cuts and misguided focus on building new roads to boost growth.

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  • Lost opportunity to reform Common Agricultural Policy

    Wednesday 26th June, 2013

    Today, a deal for European farmers that weakens many of the original proposals to green the Common Agricultural Policy was presented to MEPs. Measures that will benefit nature have been watered down in a series of exemptions and by the reduction of areas that farmers will be required to identify for nature (Ecological Focus Areas) from 7% to 5% and these areas will only apply to arable farms over 15 hectares.

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  • Virgin Balloon Flights launches Love Our Landscape

    Thursday 20th June, 2013

    Brockholes cpt Lancs WT

    The UK’s leading balloon rides provider is encouraging Brits to explore their countryside more and to help protect its future with a new campaign.

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  • Project Wild Thing - premiere today

    Wednesday 12th June, 2013

    Yee-ha. Sand dunes are full of fascinating wildlife and opportunities to have fu

    The health and well-being of our children can be improved by encouraging them to spend more time outside enjoying nature.

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  • 350,000 signatures for sea life protection handed in to 10 Downing Street today

    Wednesday 12th June, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts signatures presented by Joan Edwards

    Over 350,000 signatures in support of a network of Marine Protected Areas were presented to Downing Street today.

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  • Shoals of public support for marine protection put Government commitment in the shallows

    Tuesday 11th June, 2013

    Anderby Creek Lincs WT

    Over 350,000 signatures to be presented to Downing Street tomorrow

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  • Severn Barrage should now be canned say environmental groups

    Monday 10th June, 2013

    cpt Avon WT

    Environmental groups are calling on Hafren Power to call time on their ill-conceived proposal for a barrage across the Severn, in order to make room for more sustainable renewable power proposals.

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  • Celebration weekend for UK’s meadows

    Monday 10th June, 2013

    Hannah's Meadow in Durham

    Traditional meadows and the wild plants, flowers and creatures they support have been disappearing at an alarming rate over the last 70 years, but The Wildlife Trusts are inviting the nation to celebrate those that remain this summer.

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  • A meadow in every county to mark 60 years since The Queen’s Coronation

    Wednesday 5th June, 2013

    Kent meadow

    At the end of 2012, HRH The Prince of Wales suggested a remarkable nationwide project – a meadow in every county across the UK to mark the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

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