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  • Best year for Britain's rarest butterfly since 1930s

    Saturday 27th August, 2016

    The once-extinct large blue butterfly, reintroduced to the UK in 1984, flew in its highest numbers for at least 80 years this summer, belying widely-reported warnings that 2016 could be the worst year on record for British butterflies.

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  • New badger cull imminent: The Wildlife Trusts call for end to flawed policy

    Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

    Badger (c) Andrew Parkinson/2020VISION

    The Wildlife Trusts will oppose any decision by Natural England to grant new licences for culling badgers and will call on the Government and the newly appointed Secretary of State, Andrea Leadsom, to overrule and reverse this decision immediately.

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  • Scrapyard saved for the nation

    Monday 15th August, 2016

    Scrapyard to be restored to nature (c) Shropshire Wildlife Trust

    Scrapyard challenge! Restoration appeal launched to clear up 100,000 tyres, thousands of litres of oil waste and restore nature to top wildlife haven

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  • The Wildlife Trusts welcome Government decision to guarantee funding for wildlife-friendly farming schemes

    Saturday 13th August, 2016

    Brown hare on farmland track (c) Amy Lewis

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Treasury's commitment today to fund crucial UK wildlife-friendly farming and land management schemes which currently rely on EU funding through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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  • World’s biggest nature event to ‘move it, move it’ for Madagascan forest

    Thursday 4th August, 2016

    Birdfair 2016 will bring together wildlife enthusiasts to raise funds to help save a unique forest in Southern Madagascar, home to rare birds, lemurs and frogs.

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  • Watch the REAL Rocky Horror Show...

    Friday 22nd July, 2016

    Velvet swimming crab, Wembury, Devon (c) Paul Naylor

    Discover the secrets of the deep this National Marine Week: 23 July - 7 August

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  • Brexit Government urged to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good

    Friday 15th July, 2016

    Over 80 organisations have signed a letter to David Davies and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming. With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money is spent for public good.

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  • Enter our new competition to act for bats

    Monday 11th July, 2016

    Natterer's bat

    Gardeners urged to take action to help the stars of the night

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  • Record-breaking gannet arrives home

    Thursday 7th July, 2016

    Marathon flight highlights potential impact of proposed off-shore wind farms

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  • Celebrating The Wildlife Trusts' global conservation impact in Seychelles

    Friday 1st July, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts is the grass roots conservation movement in the UK. We also have a legacy of directly saving unique species as far away as the southern hemisphere over the last nearly half century. This global conservation impact is celebrated with the publication of a new book telling the story of 40 years transforming the Seychelles' island of Aride, purchased by The Wildlife Trusts in 1973 with the generous support of chocolate family scion and conservation champion Christopher Cadbury.

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