December 2013

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  • Make a ‘wild time’ resolution to last a lifetime

    Tuesday 31st December, 2013


    Families are being encouraged to revolutionise their New Year’s resolutions by swapping some of their daily screen time for wild time.

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  • Really wild tinsel tension busters!

    Tuesday 24th December, 2013

    Walking cpt Zsuzsanna Bird

    The Wildlife Trusts offer families a fresh-air filled festive period with 10 walks and some wonderfully wild spectacles to look out for.

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  • Farm funding decision falls short

    Thursday 19th December, 2013

    Farmland cpt Zsuzsanna Bird

    The Wildlife Trusts describe today’s announcement on agricultural funding for 2014-2020 as a missed opportunity to boost investment in wildlife-friendly and progressive farming.

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  • Action plan to protect democracy

    Tuesday 10th December, 2013

    cpt Chris Wood

    Cross-party commission sets out action plan to protect democracy from ‘chilling effect’ of Lobbying Bill

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  • New ‘free wonder product’ set to take Christmas market by storm

    Monday 9th December, 2013

    With just 16 shopping days left until Christmas the Wild Network is today launching a brand new nature-based product in the highly competitive voucher market

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  • How to make a wildlife winter wonderland

    Sunday 8th December, 2013

    Bill Oddie at London Wildlife Trust's Centre for Wildlife Gardening

    Winter is a great time for attracting new wildlife to your garden, and there’s much you can do to help species survive harsh weather spells

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  • Cameron’s chance to save the countryside’s national treasures

    Saturday 7th December, 2013

    Farm track with brown hare cpt Amy Lewis

    PM must ensure £15 billion of public money is spent on public benefits.

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  • High tides and strong winds close nature reserves on the East Coast

    Friday 6th December, 2013

    Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Cley Marshes on 6 Dec 2013 cpt NWT

    Due to strong winds and high tides overnight and today, individual Wildlife Trusts up and down the length of the East Coast continue to assess the damage which has occurred to coastal nature reserves.

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  • Book-lovers' brown hares sketch bonus!

    Thursday 5th December, 2013

    Brown hares sketch by Harriet Mead

    Art lovers who buy a stunning new book inspired by nature - before Sunday 15 December - will be entered into a draw to win unique artwork by sculptor Harriet Mead

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  • UK environmental organisations urge Government to enforce bee-harming pesticide bans

    Sunday 1st December, 2013

    cpt Jon Hawkins Surrey Hills Photography

    13 leading environmental organisations are today calling for the UK Government to show its commitment to reversing bee declines by fully enforcing the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

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