New report from Committee on Climate Change doesn’t go far enough

Posted on 27th January 2020

The
Wildlife Trusts are disappointed that the new report from the Committee
on Climate Change fails to recognise the full array of natural
solutions available in the UK, and their immense value for achieving net
zero emissions.

 The report also
fails to make the inextricable link between the climate and nature
crises we face. To combat one, we must address the

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Agriculture Bill returns with positive focus for nature and climate

Posted on 17th January 2020

Today marks the return of the landmark Agriculture Bill to Parliament.

The
work of farmers and land managers is crucial in fighting the nature and
climate emergency – by protecting soils to store carbon, creating
wildflower meadows for pollinators, improving the fortunes of farmland
wildlife like dormice and barn owls, and restoring uplands to

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High Speed Rail (H2S)

Posted on 15th January 2020

Ecosystems
permanently damaged. Irreplaceable habitats destroyed. Taxpayer’s money
spent on restoration wasted. Wildlife extinctions at a local level.
This could be nature’s fate if the current plans for HS2 continue. 

In
the most comprehensive environmental assessment to date we can reveal
the sheer scale of potential damage from HS2.  Our report shows that the
deep cut HS2 will make across the landscape could stop nature’s
recovery in its tracks.

Given this evidence that the costs to nature are escalating, we’re urging

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Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

Posted on 8th January 2020

Winter is a
wonderful time to see wildlife, particularly for fans of our feathered friends.
As the cold grip of the Arctic winter takes hold on the lakes, pools and
marshes of Northern Europe and Russia, huge numbers of swans, ducks and geese
retreat to the relative warmth of the UK. Our lakes, rivers, reservoirs and
coasts are a winter home for an estimated 2.1 million ducks!

Ducks can
be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. As the name suggests,
diving ducks feed mainly by diving

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