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  • New era for restoring the natural environment

    Monday 26th July, 2010

    The White Paper on the Natural Environment provides a real opportunity to lay the foundations of nature conservation for the 21st century, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • If you go down to the bog today...

    Thursday 22nd July, 2010

    There are mind ‘bog’gling creatures lurking in the UK’s peat bogs – and The Wildlife Trusts are urging people to get out and discover them this International Bog Day, Sunday 25 July.

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  • Listen up! Children to tune in to the sounds of nature

    Monday 19th July, 2010

    The Wildlife Trusts’ top groups for kids get wildlife sound recording equipment

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  • Wildlife Trust urges Ministers to revise TB eradication strategy in light of appeal judgment

    Tuesday 13th July, 2010

    The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has today welcomed the announcement that the appeal brought by the Badger Trust against the Welsh Assembly Government’s (WAG's) badger cull proposal has been successful. The Trust now urges WAG to revise its strategy for controlling bovine TB (bTB) in Wales in the light of the appeal and sound science.

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  • Pioneering podcast offers bus users wildlife insights

    Monday 12th July, 2010

    A new way for urban people to get closer to nature has been created with the launch of Britain’s first free-to-download podcast introducing bus passengers to the nature points of interest along their route.

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  • Wading birds find west Dorset haven

    Thursday 8th July, 2010

    There is cause for celebration at a west Dorset nature reserve, with news of the first ringed plovers to breed in the area. A pair of the small but striking wading birds has nested at Chard Junction Quarry, raising a family of four chicks. Just one year ago, Dorset Wildlife Trust and site owners Bardon Aggregates turned the disused part of the quarry into a community nature reserve for the benefit of local people and wildlife, hoping that wildlife would start to move in.

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  • Endangered thresher shark sighted

    Thursday 8th July, 2010

    One of our most magnificent and endangered fish has been sighted catching mackerel off Bournemouth this week. Anglers Ben March and Mark Linzner were fishing from their 13 foot double kayak just half a mile out from Boscombe Pier on Monday evening, when they accidentally caught the young thresher shark.

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  • Grass, glorious grass!

    Wednesday 7th July, 2010

    Let’s not underestimate its value, urge The Wildlife Trusts

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  • Buttercup delights botanists

    Wednesday 7th July, 2010

    The discovery of a corn buttercup at Pimhill Farm, Shropshire, last week has amazed and delighted the county's botanists. It is 50 years since it was last recorded in the county and was believed to be extinct.

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  • Cumbria hosts UK's first reintroduction of white-faced darter dragonfly

    Tuesday 29th June, 2010

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is reintroducing the rare white-faced darter dragonfly onto Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Witherslack, in south Cumbria. This is the first attempt to reintroduce the white-faced darter dragonfly anywhere in the UK and it is being funded by Natural England.

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