Time to restore nature’s flood defences

Posted on 13th January 2014

Call for Government to invest in natural solutions

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.

Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape at The Wildlife Trusts, said:  “The reasons for the recent flooding are complex and it is important that local authorities and government agencies are not forced to rush into knee-jerk solutions, such as inappropriate dredging, which could end up

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In the wake of the floods

Posted on 6th January 2014

From the Northern Echo – December 27th 2013

THE recent stormy weather put life and limb at risk, with hundreds of people having to be evacuated across the region. However, while humans escaped largely unscathed, the environment was not so lucky.
Matt Westcott spoke to the Tees Wildlife Trust about the damage to some keys areas on Teesside.

THE human cost of flash-floods, like those witnessed in September and December, are well documented.
Less so is the impact that the rising waters have on

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