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  • No winners in badger cull vote

    Wednesday 5th June, 2013

    Badger cpt Neil Aldridge

    The results of today's Opposition debate - calling on the Government to stop the cull of badgers - were not a surprise as there was a three line whip.

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  • Landscape-scale approach for river restoration

    Monday 3rd June, 2013

    New plans to protect and restore our rivers will be launched by Environment Minister Richard Benyon on the River Mimram in Welwyn today (Mon 3 June).

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  • Nature bodies make joint call for Government action over wildlife threats

    Monday 27th May, 2013

    The heads of the UK’s leading conservation campaign groups have today called on the prime minister to take urgent action for nature.

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  • National recovery plan for chalk streams launched today

    Thursday 23rd May, 2013

    The River Mimram - a Hertfordshire chalk stream (photo:Mike McFarlane)

    National wildlife and conservation organisations have formed an alliance with local river restoration groups to press the government and its agencies to radically reform water policies to enable England's endangered chalk streams to return to good health.

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  • Natural England grants licences for buzzard control

    Thursday 23rd May, 2013

    Buzzard (photo: Amy Lewis)

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  • State of Nature - 60% of UK species in decline, groundbreaking study finds

    Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

    UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published today by a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations.

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  • HS2 mustn’t fail nature – Government needs a new vision

    Thursday 16th May, 2013

    cpt Philip Precey

    The true impact of the proposed High Speed Rail link (HS2) remains unclear, despite the Government publishing a 3,000 page draft Environmental Statement for Phase One of the project today.

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  • Joint call for review of legal discharge status of PIB

    Monday 13th May, 2013

    Seabird cpt Lissa Batey

    The number of seabirds recorded washed up on beaches in two incidents along the English Channel, covered in polyisobutene (PIB), has passed 4,000.

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  • Attenborough launches pioneering wild haven atop London’s waste

    Saturday 11th May, 2013

    Family outside the new visitor centre at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (photo:

    Skylarks sing and nature is restored as Thurrock Thameside Nature Park opens on one of western Europe’s largest landfill sites.

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  • No nature, no economy

    Wednesday 1st May, 2013

    Tony Juniper

    Our natural environment is under threat because it is seen as a ‘nice to have’ - an optional extra which can be afforded during good times but not so much when economic growth is weak, according to environmentalist Tony Juniper.

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