UK’s major environmental organisations unite to highlight “once in a generation opportunity” for the environment as UK exits the EU

Posted on 9th December 2016

13 environmental organisations, with a combined membership of 7.9 million, have united to launch Greener UK
Greener UK calls on the Prime Minister to restore and enhance the UK’s environment and maintain its environmental protections during Brexit negotiations
145 MPs have signed the Greener UK Pledge for the Environment committing to make the UK a world leader on the environment
Polling shows 80% of British adults think we need the same or stronger levels of environmental protection after we leave the EU

Thirteen major

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The Wildlife Trusts respond to Natural England report on HS2

Posted on 17th November 2016

The Wildlife Trusts today cautiously welcomed the findings of a Natural England report on HS2 Ltd’s approach to wildlife. However, we are very disappointed with the Government’s immediate rejection of key findings from their own advisors.

The Government and HS2 Ltd have previously told MPs and members of the House of Lords that there will be no overall loss of wildlife as a result of the new railway – because compensation will be provided for its impacts. The new

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The Wildlife Trusts, children, nature and John Lewis

Posted on 11th November 2016

There are so many ways you can get closer to nature in the UK and The Wildlife Trusts are here to help you do it…

Be inspired by our Wild Winter guide and get outdoors!

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10% of the sale of soft toys from the ad will be donated to us, to allow us to inspire even more

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Over a thousand pounds worth of damage done to wildlife charities vehicles

Posted on 19th October 2016

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have this week had to disappoint some of their volunteers and postpone some of the vital conservation work after thieves broke into the compound they store their vehicles in at Margrove Park.  Not only did they smash windows and mirrors, the thieves stole wheels of the vans leaving one of the vehicles on bricks and a chainsaw was also stolen.  Staff have had to reschedule their work, cancel volunteer activities and postpone activity with groups of

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New report calls for 48 new protected areas at sea

Posted on 3rd October 2016

Call to secure missing gaps in Marine Conservation Zones network

Today, The Wildlife Trusts publish a new report, ‘The case for more Marine Conservation Zones’. The report identifies 48 areas at sea that, if designated, will complete an ecologically coherent network of special places where habitats and wildlife can flourish to safeguard healthy and productive seas for the future.

The report is published in advance of the government’s plans to announce a third and final phase of Marine Conservation Zones – the

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Britain’s leading conservation organisations call on the Government to grasp a better future for the countryside

Posted on 3rd October 2016

WWF-UK, National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB today make the case for fundamental reform of farm policy in the UK so that it works better for nature, farming and rural communities
They call on UK governments to use leaving the European Union as a once in a generation opportunity to help wildlife return across the countryside
Asks of Government include an independent Policy Commission, continuation of agri-environment schemes and a new policy for the countryside with high environmental

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New badger cull petition launched on government website

Posted on 30th August 2016

Today, The Wildlife Trusts’ President Emeritus, Simon King OBE, launched a new e-petition on the Government website calling for an end to the badger cull and no expansion of the cull to new areas. This morning the Government announced that seven new licences for badger culling have been granted, covering parts of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. These areas are in addition to the existing cull areas in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset which are part of a four-year trial

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The Wildlife Trusts call for a new Integrated Environment Policy

Posted on 8th August 2016

Stephen Trotter, Director, The Wildlife Trusts England, explains that Brexit offers us the opportunity to shape a better future for farming, nature and people

Dame Helen Ghosh of the National Trust made a speech which hit the headlines yesterday. At a time when we are facing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a new approach to how we manage our land for the benefit of people and nature, her words are most welcome to me.

With the EU Referendum over, the

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From Percy the Park Keeper to Slow Worms – Jess’s Blog

Posted on 22nd July 2016

During the summer term, Teesside University and the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust work together to offer students a six-week summer internship and valuable experience in their field of study. This year, I was lucky enough to gain one of these internships, working alongside TVWT’s Education Officer, Jacky. As a Biological Sciences student, this placement was a good opportunity for me to decide what I would like to do with my degree after graduation: go into teaching or further my studies

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Botanical Field Sketching with Martin Allen June 5th – Woodland Diaries

Posted on 5th July 2016

I was just about to start our first sketching workshop when suddenly, through the open doors of the Wildlife Trust HQ at Margrove, there was the sound of a bird making a noise like a fire alarm. This distracted me into telling a long and rambling anecdote about how I had managed to fix my mum’s smoke detectors only the previous day and my mum had been so proud of me as I had never ever shown any competence in

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