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  • Cameron’s chance to save the countryside’s national treasures

    Saturday 7th December, 2013

    Farm track with brown hare cpt Amy Lewis

    PM must ensure £15 billion of public money is spent on public benefits.

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  • High tides and strong winds close nature reserves on the East Coast

    Friday 6th December, 2013

    Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Cley Marshes on 6 Dec 2013 cpt NWT

    Due to strong winds and high tides overnight and today, individual Wildlife Trusts up and down the length of the East Coast continue to assess the damage which has occurred to coastal nature reserves.

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  • Book-lovers' brown hares sketch bonus!

    Thursday 5th December, 2013

    Brown hares sketch by Harriet Mead

    Art lovers who buy a stunning new book inspired by nature - before Sunday 15 December - will be entered into a draw to win unique artwork by sculptor Harriet Mead

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  • UK environmental organisations urge Government to enforce bee-harming pesticide bans

    Sunday 1st December, 2013

    cpt Jon Hawkins Surrey Hills Photography

    13 leading environmental organisations are today calling for the UK Government to show its commitment to reversing bee declines by fully enforcing the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.

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  • Pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire stopped

    Friday 29th November, 2013

    Badger cpt Jon Bowen

    The licence for the extension of Gloucestershire's pilot badger cull will stop with effect from noon tomorrow.

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  • 'Wild Things' support campaign to get kids outdoors

    Friday 29th November, 2013

    An X-factor winner, two BBC Autumnwatch presenters and Arsenal and England football legend have thrown their weight behind the newly-formed Wild Network campaign to encourage the nation's parents to swap their kids' screen time for wild time.

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  • Conservation visionary recognised with national award

    Thursday 28th November, 2013

    Philippa Lyons accepts the award on behalf of Hugh Mellor cpt Amy Lewis

    One man’s tireless mission to champion the wonders of the natural world has resulted in formal recognition of his services to nature conservation.

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  • First wave of marine protection welcome

    Thursday 21st November, 2013

    cpt Paul Naylor marinephoto.co.uk

    As the Government today confirms immediate designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones, The Wildlife Trusts welcome this first step towards the creation of a network so absolutely vital to ensure the healthy future of our seas.

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  • Prime Minister must do more for nature

    Tuesday 19th November, 2013

    Saithe shoal cpt Paul Naylor marinephoto.co.uk

    The Government is failing to deliver nearly a third of its natural environment commitments, despite huge public support for action for nature, wildlife and the countryside.

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  • Pilot badger culls fail

    Tuesday 5th November, 2013

    Badger cpt Wildstock

    Results from the extended pilot badger cull in Somerset - out today - confirm a complete failure to meet required targets and should lead the Government to abandon its culling policy.

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