Posted on 16th November 2017
From 11 to 15 December 2017, we offering a free Goody Bag to National Lottery players who spot Trust staff and their volunteers on one of our Nature Reserve
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will be offering a free Goody Bag to National Lottery players who spot Trust staff and their volunteers on one of our Nature Reserves during the week of 11 to 15 December 2017. They are joining participating National Lottery funded projects across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to
Posted on 30th October 2017
New report urges Government to tackle five challenges simultaneously
dahlia anemone and spider crab Thurlestone South Devon Dan Bolt
Today, The Wildlife Trusts publish a new report that identifies five unprecedented challenges for our seas which must be addressed before the UK leaves the European Union. The Government must ensure there is a clear vision for our marine environment. Its first responsibility is to ensure that we bring across existing European regulations which provide protective measures for our seas
Posted on 6th October 2017
The Government’s advisors have proposed a radical plan for wildlife. Here Stephen Trotter of The Wildlife Trusts calls for greater attention to spatial planning, and proper legislation to make it happen…
The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has published its views on what the Government’s 25 year environment plan should contain a few days ago. You can read it here.
The NCC makes clear that the scale of the task is huge if we are to leave the natural environment in a better state
Posted on 2nd October 2017
Study shows positive impact on two-thirds of participants
Today The Wildlife Trusts publish a new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health. The study was carried out by the University of Essex and found:
95% of participants who were identified as having poor levels of mental health at the start, reported an improvement in 6 weeks, which increased further over 12 weeks
The mental wellbeing of more than two-thirds (69%) of all participants had improved after just
Posted on 15th August 2017
Wildlife partnership flying high.
Vine House Farm, the home of pioneering wildlife-friendly farmer Nicolas Watts and his family, grows 400 acres of bird seed, including 100 acres of sunflowers, and is a haven for a host of wildlife.
This month The Wildlife Trusts are celebrating a flourishing 10-year partnership with Vine House Farm, working together for wildlife. By donating up to 5% of its sales to The Wildlife Trusts, Vine House Farm has raised over £1,250,000 to support wildlife conservation across the country,
Posted on 11th August 2017
So where exactly is Harrington’s Pond – a question we have been asked a lot quite recently, even people in Billingham didn’t know where it was! This small pond is situated behind Billingham Town Football Club and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Billingham Youth Council and a number of other groups have been giving it a bit of a makeover courtesy of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots programme.
The pond has an interesting history; originally, there were
Bee lovers prepared to let the grass grow for the cause
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts’ Bee Creative in the Garden! campaign is in full swing this summer and has had a fantastic response by gardeners who are creating havens for wild bees across the UK. New polls reveal how people would most like to help wild bees – planting foxgloves and letting your lawn grow long were the stand-out favourites. We asked*:
Which of these bee-friendly plants
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Friday 9th June 2017
‘Greedy Bird’ winning image in the 2016 Young Person’s Category, photo Hannah Bishop
Just when everybody thought the word ‘vote had been put back in its ballot box for the next four years, organisers of the 2017 North East Wildlife Photography Competition are calling on members of the public to vote in the People’s Choice Category of this years’ competition.
Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts, together with the Natural
30 Days Wild challenge from The Wildlife Trusts helps people enjoy nature every day
A new poll of over 2,400 people living in major cities across the UK reveals that city-dwellers have a strong affinity for nature and think that it’s important to help care for it. But the poll also highlights a conflict: while city-dwellers feel that nature is important to them, they struggle to connect with it as much as they’d like and a high proportion of