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  • Beavering away one year on

    Thursday 27th May, 2010

    A year ago, on 29 May 2009, Scotland’s first wild beavers for over 400 years were released into Knapdale Forest, Mid-Argyll. This marked the start of the Scottish Beaver Trial, a five-year time-limited trial reintroduction and a partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and host Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).

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  • Rediscover your wild side

    Wednesday 26th May, 2010

    With ‘152 Wild Things To Do’ and The Wildlife Trusts

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  • It’s Time To Save Salford’s Rainforests!

    Thursday 20th May, 2010

    Controversial plans to extend the peat extraction license at Chat Moss in Salford have been criticised by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, who are calling on people to send letters of objection to Salford City Council.

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  • Handy new guides for nature lovers

    Monday 17th May, 2010

    A new series of beautifully illustrated mini field guides, packed with information for nature enthusiasts, published in association with The Wildlife Trusts, is out now.

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  • Signs of change

    Thursday 13th May, 2010

    Sofa springs will be tested next week as the UK settles down for the screening of three Springwatch specials. The first covers climate change and the associated challenges we, and wildlife, might face. And it looks at how The Wildlife Trusts are working to face those challenges.

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  • Take your shot!

    Wednesday 12th May, 2010

    Call for entries to photography competition

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  • Slippery and secretive species is ‘catch’ of the day

    Monday 10th May, 2010

    Blenny image scoops British and Irish category Award

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  • Scotland's first wild beaver population gets a boost, as Trial's fourth family is released

    Monday 10th May, 2010

    An additional breeding pair of two beavers, one male and one female, has now been released into the wild in Scotland as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial (SBT). The Trial, which is a partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), aims to determine how beavers will prosper in Scottish habitats and to assess their impact in the current Scottish environment by monitoring them over a five-year trial period.

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  • Hung parliament is historic opportunity for climate

    Friday 7th May, 2010

    Action on climate change must not be the loser from a hung parliament.

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  • Natural election

    Friday 30th April, 2010

    Party leaders respond to environment plea

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