High impact HS2 needs a new vision

Posted on 28th April 2014

 New report shows how large-scale nature restoration along the HS2 proposed route could help heal blighted communities and damaged countryside

 

On Monday 28th April parliament meets for the Second Reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill.  A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals the full extent of the impact on wildlife sites and challenges the government to adopt an ambitious, alternative vision for nature restoration to accompany HS2, if it goes ahead. The vision encompasses large-scale nature restoration

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Woodland Restoration Project – creating a better woodland for wildlife and visitors

Posted on 15th April 2014

Over the winter of 2014/15 Stockton Borough Council, working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, will start to restore a large area of Wynyard Woodland Park from conifer woodland back to deciduous woodland. Over time this will provide richer habitats for wildlife and make the woodland an even more enjoyable place to visit.

The project will see the removal of coniferous trees such as pine, spruce and fir from sections of Tilery and Brierley Woods.  These trees were planted here in

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Last call for photography competition

Posted on 15th April 2014

There’s still enough time to enter the North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2014 which has attracted a line-up of impressive judges including Ross Hutchinson ITV Weatherman and Sam Lee, folk singer and keen wildlife photographer.

Durham, Tees Valley and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts have again joined forces with the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) and the Great North Museum: Hancock in the hope that keen snappers will showcase the best of the region’s wildlife.

Last year people of all ages and abilities

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Tees Valley RIGS

Posted on 15th April 2014

Conservation of the geological interest of the Tees Valley as well as its wildlife interest has always been a concern of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and is included in the organisation’s objectives registered with the Charity Commission. Some ten years ago the Trust established the Tees Valley RIGS Group to carry out a geological audit of the area and select a series of Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) for protection in Local Authority Plans. These have since been renamed

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New evidence of vanishing grasslands

Posted on 8th April 2014

Call on Government to save remaining wildlife-rich grasslands and help farmers halt ‘catastrophic’ decline

A dramatic decline in our remaining wildlife-rich grasslands is highlighted by The Wildlife Trusts today. Reports collated across the country tell a story of devastating losses.

Wildlife-rich grasslands provide great benefits to society and are vital resources: for bees and other pollinators which we all rely on; for the abundance of nature which depends on wild grasses and flowers, from butterflies to barn owls; for

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