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  • 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.

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  • Planning advice loss will put wildlife at risk

    Thursday 20th February, 2014

    Bee cpt Paul Hobson

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Seals and seabirds take a beating in relentless storms

    Friday 14th February, 2014

    Storm waves at Portreath cpt Kirstin Prisk

    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.

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  • Badgers and bovineTB: Why the Government’s policy needs to change

    Monday 10th February, 2014

    Badger culling should be dropped from Government plans and priority given to a strategic vaccination programme.

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  • Reduce flood risk through long-term investment

    Monday 10th February, 2014

    With new warnings across the south of the country today, and more rain forecast, the Government must invest more in long-term flood management, and less in knee-jerk responses.

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  • Vital for Government to get strategic grip on flood planning

    Sunday 9th February, 2014

    The following letter was sent to, and published by, The Observer newspaper on Sunday 9 February 2014

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  • Wildlife groups express anger as cycle track gets go-ahead

    Friday 7th February, 2014

    A coalition of wildlife organisations has reacted angrily to a decision giving the go-ahead to a cycle race track on The Sanctuary Local Nature Reserve in Derby.

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  • Call for entries: The British Wildlife Photography Awards are open!

    Saturday 1st February, 2014

    Your chance to win a prestigious award, with cash prize of £5,000 and reach millions through national exposure. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage.

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