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  • Cadbury medals awarded

    Thursday 24th November, 2011

    Brendan Joyce and Chris Baines. Image credit: Frank Noon

    Two individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to nature conservation have each received a prestigious award from The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • New conservation areas announced

    Monday 21st November, 2011

    Copyright Paul Naylor

    As a major expansion of the European Union’s Natura 2000 sites is announced, The Wildlife Trusts are calling for more stringent protection measures to be put in place. Without them, there is a risk the network will be ineffective, says the conservation organisation.

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  • Underwater Photography competition

    Thursday 17th November, 2011

    Sea slug image by Trevor Rees

    A tiny sea slug, no longer than two inches long, has stolen the show in one of the UK’s most celebrated underwater photography competitions.

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  • Marine Conservation Zones delayed

    Tuesday 15th November, 2011

    Image: Paul Naylor

    Our seas are suffering serious damage and need protection now, according to The Wildlife Trusts, in response to today’s ministerial statement on Marine Conservation Zones.

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  • Glossy Ibis takes a shine to Derbyshire

    Monday 14th November, 2011

    Glossy Ibis cpt Richard Pittam

    This glossy ibis was recorded at two Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves at the weekend.

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  • Rare warbler ringed in UK for first time

    Tuesday 8th November, 2011

    Image credit: Mike Beatley

    Rarely seen warbler wings its way from Eastern Asia to Hertfordshire

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  • Green groups challenge UK to stand firm on greener farming in Europe

    Tuesday 8th November, 2011

    Farmland cpt Dorset WT

    CAP reforms risk being little more then an exercise in ‘green-washing’ unless UK takes a strong position with EU partners. An influential group of over 25 wildlife and environmental organisations [1], including The Wildlife Trusts, have joined together to persuade the UK Government to take a firm negotiating position with the EU over strengthening environmental provisions in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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  • Marine Conservation Zones at risk

    Tuesday 8th November, 2011

    Image credit: Dave Peake

    Big Society has spoken up for our seas - but will Government listen?

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  • Bigger, better and more...

    Saturday 29th October, 2011

    Autumn stream cpt Steve Waterhouse

    Nature Improvement Areas should be included in the new planning system and identified all over England, not just in 12 places, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Studland’s sea life in the frame

    Thursday 27th October, 2011

    Studland eel grass by Esther Tyson

    Artwork by the winner of a unique bursary which funds diving lessons goes on display at the Society of Wildlife Artists’ (SWLA) annual exhibition today.

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