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  • Don't 'wing' it at Birdfair - shoal your support...

    Thursday 18th August, 2011

    Simon King OBE and Joan Edwards with Petition Fish. Image by Tom Marshall

    Visitors to the 23rd British Birdwatching Fair are being urged to ‘sign a scale’ when they visit The Wildlife Trusts’ stand at Rutland this weekend.

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  • Africa comes to Rutland

    Tuesday 16th August, 2011

    Wildlife celebrity spotting, minibeast safaris, watching African entertainment or browsing the worldwide wares of nearly 350 trade stands. These are just some of the activities that will be attracting thousands of visitors to this year’s British Birdwatching Fair, held at Rutland Water, between Peterborough and Leicester.

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  • Sea through eyes of winning artist

    Sunday 14th August, 2011

    Esther Tyson painting underwater

    The eyes of an award-winning artist are on Dorset’s sea life this month, as fine artist Esther Tyson goes underwater to paint the wildlife that most of us never see.

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  • Survey reveals new UK sponge

    Friday 12th August, 2011

    Unidentified sponge by Rob Spray

    Scientists taking part in the first ever survey of seaweed to span the length of the East Coast of England have discovered a variety of species new to the region, including a sponge never before seen in the UK, The Wildlife Trusts can reveal.

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  • Bernard the Gurnard

    Monday 1st August, 2011

    Bernard The Gurnard

    He’s red, he’s got scales and fins, he lives on a seabed near you, and he’s on a quest to make sure the UK’s marine wildlife gets the protection it needs. Bernard the Gurnard is the new face and voice of The Wildlife Trusts’ ‘Petition Fish’ campaign. An online animation starring the character Bernard, a red gurnard, has been launched.

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  • Seaweed survey along England's east coast

    Monday 1st August, 2011

    The first ever survey of seaweed along England’s east coast begins today, thanks to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Sign a scale to ‘shoal’ support for saving our seas

    Tuesday 26th July, 2011

    Simon King OBE, President of The Wildlife Trusts, signs a scale

    To mark the start of National Marine Week (Sat 30 Jul – Sun 14 Aug), The Wildlife Trusts are launching the ‘Petition Fish’ campaign, in a bid to demonstrate public support for Marine Protected Areas.

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  • Wildlife-rich areas at risk under new planning framework

    Tuesday 26th July, 2011

    Wildlife-rich areas in England equivalent to four and a half times the area of Greater London1 could be at greater risk under the new planning system, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Come and see us at The CLA Game Fair

    Thursday 21st July, 2011

    The Wildlife Trusts, in partnership with wild bird seed grower Vine House Farm, will be at this year’s CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from Friday 22 July – Sunday 24 July.

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  • Culling is not the cure

    Tuesday 19th July, 2011

    Badger by Eliot Smith

    The Wildlife Trusts today express disappointment at the Government’s decision to pursue yet more trials of badger culling, as The Wildlife Trusts do not see culling as the solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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