September 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

  • Its time to swing the pendulum back to more wild time for kids

    Wednesday 25th September, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts give children a chance to enjoy nature

    A new movement of more than 300 diverse organisations is being officially launched today to kick-start a revolution that will reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.

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  • Watt a result for wildlife-friendly farmer!

    Wednesday 25th September, 2013

    Though in decline elsewhere, yellow wagtails are thriving at Vine House Farm.

    A farmer who has nurtured wildlife on his land for over thirty years has been crowned the most nature-friendly farmer in the UK. He was backed by The Wildlife Trusts as a finalist in the Nature of Farming Award.

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  • Dead in the water

    Wednesday 18th September, 2013

    Atlantic Salmon cpt Karl Franz

    Environmental groups have today welcomed the announcement from Government that effectively puts a stop to plans to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary.

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  • Plastic bag proposal announced at Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve

    Saturday 14th September, 2013

    Reed bunting cpt Amy Lewis

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, took time away from the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow to visit the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Cathkin Marsh Wildlife Reserve in order to announce that England will join the rest of the UK in requiring retailers to charge for plastic bags.

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  • Parties challenged on lack of environmental leadership

    Friday 13th September, 2013

    Stephanie Hilborne OBE cpt ChrisTaylorPhotography.com

    In a report published today, seven leading charities, including WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace, The Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth, assess the green performance of coalition ministers and Labour shadow ministers since the last general election.

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  • A new era for peatlands

    Tuesday 10th September, 2013

    Ballynahone bog is cared for by Ulster Wildlife

    A new era for peatlands will be announced today with a million hectare peatland challenge issued by the IUCN UK Peatland Programme at its Conference in York.

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  • Crackdown on damaging invasive non-native plants and animals

    Monday 9th September, 2013

    signal crayfish cpt Faye Durkin

    Conservation organisations have welcomed today’s announcement of a Europe-wide crackdown on non-native invasive plants and animals which are damaging wildlife in the UK and across Europe.

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  • Remember A Charity Week

    Monday 9th September, 2013

    L-R:The Wildlife Trusts' Anna O’Sullivan (Cheshire WT), mascot & Angela Rippon

    Veteran journalist and newsreader, Angela Rippon, is joining The Wildlife Trusts in support of this year’s Remember A Charity Week (Mon 9 – Sun 15 Sept 2013).

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  • Searching for ‘Ratty’

    Friday 6th September, 2013

    water vole feeding cpt Tom Marshall

    Records reveal water vole presence down 22%

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  • Offsetting: the silver bullet for nature’s recovery?

    Thursday 5th September, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Green Paper on Biodiversity Offsetting but have real concerns that the Government risks the wrecking of irreplaceable areas for wildlife and communities, if biodiversity offsetting is done in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons.

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