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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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Planning advice loss will put wildlife at risk
Thursday 20th February, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Seals and seabirds take a beating in relentless storms
Friday 14th February, 2014
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.