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
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
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
Posted on 16th October 2019
Today’s long-awaited publication of the Environment Bill is welcome but The Wildlife Trusts are concerned that the Bill must not be delayed further if we are to tackle the serious environmental challenges we face. Cross-party support is needed to trigger nature’s recovery.
The recent State of Nature Report revealed that one in seven species in the UK are at risk of extinction and 58% of species are in decline. The Wildlife Trusts have long-called for ambitious new laws to allow nature
Posted on 7th October 2019
Sir David Attenborough, president emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts has made a short film with the charity to provide answers to the State of Nature partnership’s latest warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines in the UK.
In the film, which The Wildlife Trusts created in partnership with Campaign Film, Sir David calls for powerful new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once more and for a Nature Recovery Network.
Sir David Attenborough says in the film:
“A wildlife-rich natural
Posted on 4th October 2019
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.
Following the State of Nature reports in 2013 and 2016, leading professionals from more than 70 wildlife organisations have joined with government agencies for the first time, to present the clearest picture to date of the
Posted on 12th September 2019
Heatwaves can spell trouble for our freshwater habitats, as The Wildlife Trusts’ Water Policy Manager Ali Morse explains.
Hot summer days might seem like a blessing. People flock to the beach, flowers bloom and insects thrive, providing food for birds and bats. But a warm summer can be an issue for other species, particularly those that rely on our rivers and wetlands.
When it gets hot, water can’t hold as much oxygen, which can have devastating consequences for wildlife. By June this
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
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
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