East Cleveland's barn owls are on the up!

Barn Owls of East Cleveland

Barn owls are declining in number because of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and climate change. Kate Bartram, our East Cleveland Heritage Officer, has been spearheading a project to help reverse that decline. The East Cleveland Nest Box Project has been delivered with the help of landowners and volunteers. Local owl experts Colin and Chris...

Bee

Prime Minister: no more neonics!

A pesticide known to kill bees has been authorised for farmers to use on sugar beet crops in England. The deadly neonicotinoid (or neonic), thiamethoxam, was banned EU-wide in 2018 because of the wide-spread harm it causes. We are shocked that the Secretary of State, George Eustice, has used his power to allow this. The decision to allow...

Bank Vole

Bringing Wildlife Back

Ian Jelley, Director of Living Landscapes for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, explains why helping nature recover is as essential for us as it is for wildlife. In the modern times we live in, it’s easy to forget just how reliant we are on the natural world. Especially as technology advances, solving life’s challenges and sometimes...

Wilder Future

Campaign for a Wilder Future

The natural world is in a critical condition. Let’s put it into recovery. We love the classic story The Wind in the Willows. But since Kenneth Graeme’s beloved characters Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole were first introduced almost 100 years ago, the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world....

Maze Park View

New planning proposals will fail to protect nature

The Wildlife Trusts respond to new Government White Paper Today the Government announces the publication of a White Paper, Planning for the Future. The Wildlife Trusts believe there are fundamental flaws in the current planning system because it has allowed huge declines in the natural world – and the proposed reform of the process will make...