February 2014

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

  • Badger culls “ineffective and failed humaneness test”

    Friday 28th February, 2014

    In light of reports that pilot badger culls failed on the grounds of efficiency and humaneness, The Wildlife Trusts today strongly urge the Government to abandon plans to roll out its culling policy and find a better solution to tackling the devastating disease, bovine Tuberculosis (bTB)

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  • Farming with wildlife at the heart of new funding scheme

    Thursday 27th February, 2014

    Farmers and land managers who deliver benefits for wildlife will receive funding in a new environmental land management scheme.

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  • 37 Marine Conservation Zones to be considered for consultation in 2015

    Monday 24th February, 2014

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome Defra’s release today of the list of 37 sites for a second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), which are due for consultation in 2015.

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  • Seabird tragedy playing out on Channel Island beaches

    Friday 21st February, 2014

    Alderney Wildlife Trust and its patron Miranda Krestovnikoff are calling for a pan-Channel Island effort to increase monitoring and protection of the Channel Islands’ seabirds, in the aftermath of potentially the largest seabird disaster in recent years.

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  • Planning advice loss will put wildlife at risk

    Thursday 20th February, 2014

    Bee cpt Paul Hobson

    Budget cuts which will prevent the Environment Agency advising on wildlife-related aspects of planning applications in England, could have long-term consequences across the country, warn The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Revised figures show cases of bTB in cattle down

    Tuesday 18th February, 2014

    In light of revised figures showing bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is declining in UK cattle herds, The Wildlife Trusts repeat their call on the Government to drop badger culling from its bTB strategy.

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  • Dredging: Effectiveness and risks

    Friday 14th February, 2014

    Widespread dredging could make flooding in some communities worse in future – not better – according to a new report published by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and endorsed by the Blueprint for Water coalition of environmental NGOs.

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  • Seals and seabirds take a beating in relentless storms

    Friday 14th February, 2014

    Storm waves at Portreath cpt Kirstin Prisk

    With coastlines continuing to take an incredible battering from severe weather and huge storm waves, Cornwall Wildlife Trust is urging the public to look out for wildlife and to report what they find.

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  • Badgers and bovineTB: Why the Government’s policy needs to change

    Monday 10th February, 2014

    Badger culling should be dropped from Government plans and priority given to a strategic vaccination programme.

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  • Reduce flood risk through long-term investment

    Monday 10th February, 2014

    With new warnings across the south of the country today, and more rain forecast, the Government must invest more in long-term flood management, and less in knee-jerk responses.

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