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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