How to work from home – and stay connected to nature

Posted on 31st March 2020

working from home, it can be really easy to stay in front of a screen all day
and never venture outdoors. We’ve got some easy ways to help you to connect
with nature, even in the middle of a busy day! Whether you’ve got five minutes
or an hour, there’s plenty of ways you can make your day a little bit more

Getting ready for your day

Set up your workstation so you’re close to a window – this way, you’ll have a front row

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Wildlife Trusts and Reintroductions

Posted on 23rd March 2020

Catherine McNicol reveals some of the work that Wildlife Trusts are doing to
bring species back from the brink.

Restoring ecosystems

Complex ecosystems are healthy ecosystems. As
we lose species from plant and animal communities, we lose important processes
and therefore resilience. These simplified ecosystems become less able to endure
extreme events, such as droughts and flooding, less resilient to disease
outbreaks and less tolerant to invasive species arrival.

Often, we work to reintroduce ‘keystone’
species, those which play an important role to a number of other organisms.

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Posted on 19th March 2020

We are asking everyone who visits our nature reserves to continue to follow social distancing guidelines. Visitors are also encouraged to check the advice issued on permitted levels of exercise and reasons to travel issued by the government.

As always, on any visit to our nature reserves, please be mindful of the wildlife that lives there and of other visitors. Please bear in mind that we may not be able to give our usual attention to vegetation, pathways and boardwalks

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Government gives badgers a reprieve

Posted on 6th March 2020

Wildlife Trusts delighted that vaccination gets priority in the fight against
bovine tuberculosis

Today the Government set out the next phase of
their strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis. The Wildlife Trusts – who have
campaigned for a halt to the badger cull ever since it began – are delighted
with the Government’s new approach.

Katherine Hawkins, The Wildlife Trusts’ senior
living landscape officer, says:

“We welcome the transition from culling to
vaccinating badgers – today’s announcement is really good news. It’s an open
acknowledgement that culling badgers to control bTB

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