Posted on 27th January 2020
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
The report also
fails to make the inextricable link between the climate and nature
crises we face. To combat one, we must address the
Posted on 17th January 2020
Today marks the return of the landmark Agriculture Bill to Parliament.
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
Posted on 15th January 2020
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.
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
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!
be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. As the name suggests,
diving ducks feed mainly by diving