Week 2

Posted on 23rd January 2017

To begin my second week as a project assistant intern, my first site visit was to Railway Wood in Roseworth. Within my first blog, I noted that there had been some vandalism that had occurred in the area. However, the Trust were easily able to correct this and the atmosphere throughout the morning was incredibly positive. The Trust are persistent with their work despite any minor setbacks. Their consistent efforts and refusal to give up is one of the many

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Portrack Marsh Murmuration

Posted on 18th January 2017

I had been to a River Tees Rediscovered meeting at the Tees Barrage and it finished around 4ish and though I would wander over to Portrack Marsh to see if I could see the starling murmuration. At first I could see small groups of starlings flying in various directions and then I saw a very large group that all these smaller groups were joining. Initially the large group ranged across the skyline but eventually concentrated over the reserve swirling, splitting

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Amy’s First Week

Posted on 13th January 2017

My name is Amy Fodor and I have been lucky enough to secure a three month internship at Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. I am from Redcar and recently graduated from Teesside University with a degree in English Studies. It was the University who presented the opportunity around late November 2016. My initial attraction to wanting to work with Tees Valley Wildlife was to gain an insight into the workings of the Trust and how they were able to find funding,

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A new report by a parliamentary committee published today warns Government that environmental protections must not be weakened after Brexit. The Wildlife Trusts respond…

Posted on 4th January 2017

Today the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) publishes a report The Future of Natural Environment After EU Referendum. MPs are warning the Government that environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards. The EAC is calling on the Government to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act during Article 50 negotiations to maintain the UK’s strong environmental standards.You can read more about it on the Parliament website here.

Stephanie Hilborne, Chief Executive, The Wildlife Trusts responds to

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