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

  • Track plans for The Sanctuary reversed

    Friday 14th March, 2014

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is pleased that Derby City Council has reversed its decision to build a closed circuit cycle track on The Sanctuary Local Nature Reserve.

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  • Leading countryside groups join forces to challenge fracking rules

    Thursday 13th March, 2014

    Flying geese cpt Steve Waterhouse

    Poorly regulated fracking risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading wildlife and countryside groups.

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  • MPs vote en masse to drop the cull

    Thursday 13th March, 2014

    MPs today overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the Government to drop culling and instead vaccinate badgers.

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  • Explore marine wildlife with new digital guide

    Saturday 8th March, 2014

    A new digital marine wildlife guide for iPad and iPhone is now available, thanks to The Green Blue, the joint environment project of the Royal Yachting Association and the British Marine Federation.

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  • Planning for a healthy and natural environment?

    Thursday 6th March, 2014

    As the Government’s National Planning Practice Guidance, an online resource, is launched today, The Wildlife Trusts reiterate that the natural environment should be at the heart of all planning decisions.

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  • Massive loss of life for storm-hit seabirds

    Tuesday 4th March, 2014

    With record-breaking storms causing massive mortality of birds wintering at sea, The Wildlife Trusts are concerned that, simultaneously, funding for vital research and monitoring is being scrapped.

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  • 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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