Our Precious Peatlands

Posted on 15th August 2019

Matthew Snelling, Peatland Restoration Officer for the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, introduces the wonderful world of peatlands, one of our most precious habitats.

Peatland is a wet, weird and wonderful habitat. Though for some it’s a foot-soaking annoyance when out hiking, and for many others it’s completely out of sight and out of mind, we should take a closer look at this unique landscape. It’s no exaggeration to say that the two million hectares of peatland found in the UK could be

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A network of marine protection needed to save our seas!

Posted on 17th July 2019

Amazing marine wildlife experiences are sought after the world over. Be it swimming with great white sharks in South Africa or snorkelling with jellyfish in the Lakes of Palau, people flock to marvel at all the weird and wonderful creatures living in our seas. But these experiences are not just limited to distant, exotic countries with an endless supply of sunshine. From stunning blue-rayed limpets and velvet swimming crabs found on our shores, to the world’s second biggest fish, the

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12,000 travel to Westminster for historic natural environment and climate lobby with MPs outside Parliament

Posted on 27th June 2019

School children, farmers, grandparents and surfers were amongst an estimated 12,000 people who today lobbied their MPs for urgent action on nature declines and climate change.

In the largest-ever environmental lobby of parliament, people from across the UK were represented, with at least 225 MPs coming out to meet with their constituents.

MPs were taken by rickshaw to meet constituents in the area surrounding the Palace of Westminster. At 14:00 lobbyists rang alarms and alarm clocks to symbolise that ‘the time is now

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The 30 Days Wild experience

Posted on 25th June 2019

Each June, The Wildlife Trusts challenge you to do one wild thing a day for 30 days. Last year around 360,000 people took part, completing millions of Random Acts of Wildness.  Every one of these Random Acts of Wildness tells its own story, from heroic litter picks and epic sagas of wild walks, to calming tales of forest bathing, stargazing and cloud watching.

We asked some of last year’s participants to share their own 30 Days Wild stories.

Kim’s story

Kim and her

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Get ready to go wild!

Posted on 3rd May 2019

30 Days Wild is the UK’s biggest, month-long nature challenge organised by The Wildlife Trusts, and it’s back for its fifth year. A celebration of everyday nature, an excuse to wallow in the wonderful wildness we encounter at home, at work, at leisure and everywhere in between.

The challenge is simple – can you do one easy and exciting wild thing a day, every day in June? 30 days, 30 wild things. 30 Days Wild!

We call these wild moments Random Acts

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Morning Bird Chorus Walks in Saltburn

Posted on 24th April 2019

Every morning, especially in spring, songbirds across the world welcome the dawning of a new day with their birdsong. The famous ‘dawn chorus’. Join Saltburn Valleys CIO, along with thousands of people around the world, to celebrate the joy of Spring bird song on Sunday May the 5th, International Dawn Chorus Day!

This is the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to gather at dawn at Saltburn Valley Gardens to listen to the sounds of birds as they sing to great the

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