East Cleveland Wildlife Gets New Funding Support for Wildlife@theEdges

Posted on 26th November 2019

The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust has been awarded funding
support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Northumbrian Water’s Branch
Out Fund to engage people communities in learning about the importance of edge
habitats for wildlife.

Aerial views of the countryside show a mosaic of fields surrounded
by thin bordering edges: hedgerows, walls, field margins and road verges. These
edges are often the most important wildlife refuges and corridors in the
countryside and sustain plants, invertebrates, small mammals and birds.  This project will explore how ecologically
rich

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Action for Insects

Posted on 18th November 2019

Take Action for Insects and help tackle this crisis

Insects may be small but they make up the bulk of known species on
earth. They are critical to the functioning of terrestrial and
freshwater ecosystems, performing vital roles such as pollination, seed
dispersal and nutrient cycling.

Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals such
as birds, bats, fish, amphibians and lizards and 41% of insect species
face extinction according to a report by Professor Dave
Goulson commissioned for

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25 years of support

Posted on 11th November 2019

The Wildlife Trusts National Partnerships Manager Ellen Kinsley looks at some of the highlights from 25 years of support from The National Lottery.

This
November, The National Lottery celebrates its 25th birthday! To mark
this special anniversary, we’re reflecting on some of the amazing things that
have been achieved for wildlife, wild places and people across the UK, thanks
to the support of The National Lottery.

Since the
first draw in 1994, The National Lottery has raised over £40 billion for good
causes, including more than 840

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The general election: a chance to push for action

Posted on 4th November 2019

Thousands of people have been calling on Government to stand up for nature. This election is a chance to up the volume – and tell candidates that they must back an ambitious Environment Act.

It’s no big secret that we all depend on nature. It’s also no secret that nature is in deep trouble, in the UK as much as anywhere else. More than half of our species are in decline and the UK is now one of the most nature-depleted

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