Project Wild Thing!

Posted on 31st October 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Project Wild Thing is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and accessible look at a complex issue, the increasingly fragile connection between children and nature.

David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get

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Go wild and find nature with new iPhone app

Posted on 31st October 2013

Away during half-term and want new places to experience autumn’s wildlife spectacles?  With Nature Finder, The Wildlife Trusts’ new iPhone app, you will have a fabulous guide to thousands of nature reserves and wildlife across the UK!

Nature Finder, the simple location-based app, enables the user to find Wildlife Trust nature reserves and events wherever their current location.  The app uses GPS technology to automatically find the user’s location and display maps and listings of Wildlife Trust nature reserves and events

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Bees, birds and hedgerows at risk

Posted on 31st October 2013

 

 

Public must act to protect nature on farms

28 day consultation asks:  farming with – or without – nature?

This morning the Government launched a consultation on how the Common Agricultural Policy should shape the future of farming and the rural economy in England from 2015-2020.

The Government has given only 28 days for the public to have their say on how 69% of the English landscape is maintained and how farmers can be financially supported to deliver the

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Pilot badger culls fail

Posted on 17th October 2013

Pilot badger culls fail

As the latest results from the pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire are announced, The Wildlife Trusts are renewing calls for the Government to drop badger culling from its proposed strategy to tackle bovineTB in England.

In the six weeks of the pilot cull in Gloucestershire, 708 badgers were killed, representing just over 30 per cent of the estimated local badger population of 2,350.  The Government’s pilot culls had aimed to remove at least 70% of the population. 

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Leaving a natural legacy – a gift for future generations

Posted on 16th October 2013

Leaving a natural legacy – a gift for future generations
Will for Wildlife Week 14 – 20 October 2013

From soaring high kestrels to bee orchids, wildlife is an iconic part of our lives and gifts in wills can help Tees Valley Wildlife Trust protect some of our most precious species and habitats.

 During Will for Wildlife Week, from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is encouraging wildlife-lovers to leave a legacy that will help protect species and

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Posted on 10th October 2013

Government must drop badger culling policy

The Wildlife Trusts are calling for the Government to drop badger culling from its proposed strategy to tackle bovineTB in England.

With an extension period now under consideration for the pilot badger cull in Somerset, The Wildlife Trusts believe the failure to meet required targets should lead the Government to abandon its culling policy.

Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape for The Wildlife Trusts, said:

 “Defra’s flawed badger cull policy remains a tragic distraction from tackling this devastating

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Nature Matters in Time and Place

Posted on 1st October 2013

 

 

 

The fifth annual gathering of

New Networks for Nature

Stamford Arts Centre and Theatre, Stamford, Lincs

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th November 2013

The fifth annual gathering of New Networks for Nature (N3) seeks to build upon the huge success of our previous meetings, continuing to air the crucial issues, debates and controversies at the heart of the wider story of nature in Britain.

 

The three-day event brings together a potent mixture of poets and publishers, authors

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