October 2013

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  • Pilot badger culls fail

    Thursday 17th October, 2013

    Badger vaccination cpt Neil Aldridge

    As the latest results from the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire are announced, The Wildlife Trusts are renewing calls for the Government to drop badger culling from its proposed strategy to tackle bovineTB in England.

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  • Quarrying's biodiversity boost

    Thursday 17th October, 2013

    -	Hanson UK’s Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits, overall winner of the Landscape Sca

    An area of priority habitats the equivalent of at least five 'Richmond Parks' has already been created on minerals sites, with this set to double as currently worked sites are restored.

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  • Government response to badger vaccination lacks bite

    Wednesday 16th October, 2013

    Badger vaccination cpt Tom Marshall

    Government efforts to eradicate bovine TB lack commitment and enthusiasm for badger vaccination - with a clear strategy sadly lacking.

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  • In the frame for unique wildlife art

    Monday 14th October, 2013

    Resting hare by Harriet Mead

    Art lovers and members of The Wildlife Trusts who buy a stunning new book inspired by nature will be entered into a draw to win unique artwork by sculptor Harriet Mead, as part of the Society of Wildlife Artists’ 50th anniversary celebrations.

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  • Long-term solutions needed to address flooding of agricultural land

    Monday 14th October, 2013

    As Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today announced new ‘river maintenance’ pilot schemes to help manage the flooding of agricultural land in England, The Wildlife Trusts respond.

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  • Leaving a natural legacy

    Friday 11th October, 2013

    cpt Zsuzsanna Bird

    Whether water vole, waxwing, weasel, whale or wren, gifts in wills help protect some of our most wonderful wildlife.

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  • Government must drop badger culling policy

    Wednesday 9th October, 2013

    cpt Wildstock

    The Wildlife Trusts are calling for the Government to drop badger culling from its proposed strategy to tackle bovineTB in England.

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  • Nature Matters in Time and Place

    Tuesday 1st October, 2013

    Stephen Moss cpt ChrisTaylorPhotography.com

    This is the fifth annual gathering of New Networks for Nature (N3), which takes place from Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 November 2013 at Stamford Arts Centre and Theatre

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  • Go nuts for the native nutkin and get ‘reddy’ for Red Squirrel Week

    Friday 27th September, 2013

    Red squirrel cpt A Mason

    Radiant redheads are only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging everyone to help protect them during Red Squirrel Week (Sat 28 Sept – Sun 6 Oct).

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