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Flooding (c) Bruce Shortland

Dredging: Effectiveness and risks

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 (…

Potteric Carr flood waters (c) Matthew Roberts

Time to restore nature’s flood defences

The Wildlife Trusts are calling on the Government to rebuild the country’s natural defences by investing in natural solutions for flood control, following the recent extreme weather conditions.…

Gorgonian Coral

First wave of marine protection welcome

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…

Badger (c) Andrew Parkinson/2020VISION

Pilot badger culls fail

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.

Leaping Salmon (c) Rob Jordan/2020VISION

Dead in the water

Environmental groups have today welcomed the announcement from Government that effectively puts a stop to plans to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary.