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  • English farmers call for greater share of budget to go to the environment

    Wednesday 23rd October, 2013

    Farm track cpt Amy Lewis

    Farmers from across England will be taking a strong environmental message to Westminster later today, when they meet MPs to highlight the need for a greater share of funding to help threatened species, landscapes and heritage features.

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  • Pilot badger culls extending with no scientific justification

    Wednesday 23rd October, 2013

    Natural England today announced it will be extending the badger cull in Gloucestershire. The Wildlife Trusts believe that the granting of extensions to licences to cull is simply not justifiable.

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  • Feel better outside, Feel better inside

    Wednesday 23rd October, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts call for recognition of the benefits of ecotherapy for mental health problems and wellbeing

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  • Seabird death chemical to be banned

    Monday 21st October, 2013

    Guillemot cpt Portland Bird Observatory

    Wildlife charities today welcome the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) swift action to ban ships across the world from discharging all forms of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) into the sea during tank cleaning operations.

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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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