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  • Dorset's lead in the Big Society

    Tuesday 19th October, 2010

    Dorset’s lead on environmental volunteering is being recognised, as the Government embraces the idea of ‘Big Society’.

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  • Lifeline for wildlife welcomed

    Monday 18th October, 2010

    The Wildlife Trusts have today welcomed a decision by the Government to shelve plans for the £20bn Cardiff-Weston Barrage in the Severn Estuary. The leading conservation organisation warned the construction of such a barrage would be a catastrophe for the Estuary’s wildlife.

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  • Make nature your legacy

    Friday 15th October, 2010

    Take action for wildlife this Will for Wildlife Week

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  • UK’s rarest bats found in the Braydon Forest

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    Four of the UK’s rarest bats have been found in privately-owned woodland in north Wiltshire. The Bechstein’s, Barbastelle, Lesser and Greater Horseshoe bats were found in this patch of the Braydon Forest, during radio tracking surveys carried out jointly by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Cotswold Water Park Society’s CWP Bat Initiative.

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  • St George’s Island gulls spotted in France during ringing project

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    This summer saw the start of a Gull ringing project on Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s St. George’s Island marine nature reserve off Looe. With over 70 breeding pairs of Great Black-backed Gulls, the reserve supports a significant breeding colony of these magnificent birds.

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  • Warm welcome for retention of natural environment quangos

    Thursday 14th October, 2010

    In response to today’s publication of the Government’s review of quangos, The Wildlife Trusts warmly welcome the commitment to retain natural environment bodies. The conservation organisation depends on them to help achieve its vision for A Living Landscape and Living Seas.

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  • Nick Baker on watching birds in your garden

    Friday 8th October, 2010

    The beauty of wildlife watching is that you don't have to go far to enjoy it. Here are some tips from Nick Baker, Vice President of The Wildlife Trusts, on watching garden birds.

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  • Play your part in nature’s recovery

    Saturday 2nd October, 2010

    A fundamental change is needed in the way our natural environment is managed, according to The Wildlife Trusts. And the time is now for the Government to feel the weight of public support for more action.

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  • Best of British nature writing celebrated – past and present

    Thursday 30th September, 2010

    New book published - Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife

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  • Red squirrel project turns to text to keep track of Scotland’s squirrels

    Thursday 30th September, 2010

    A pilot scheme, thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, is set to begin in Aberdeen this weekend (2 October 2010) to encourage city dwellers to report when and where they see squirrels in the city by sending a text message from their mobile phone.

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