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Marine Conservation Zones

Bernard the Gurnard and his Petition Fish gathered almost 250,000 signatures for marine conservation. It was a bitter blow to learn that the government had ducked its duty and chosen not to protect the full suite of Marine Conservation Zones MCZs. The Wildlife Trusts summed this up perfectly: The 127 more →

Laurie Lee Wood – Cider with Rosie country

I was phoned one Friday afternoon in late November 2012 to be asked if the Trust would be interested in buying a woodland. Not such an unusual event in itself, after all traditional nature conservation has revolved around land purchase and nature reserve establishment. In mid-January I was scrambling through more →

Spider's Web Margaret McGlone

A Spiders Web, networking for nature

Plans for a flat-pack kit for a large public bird watching hide in the county, the first farming with wildlife projects in Wales and Gloucestershire, a logo design and my long suffering family. What linked these threads – a spiders web of connctions for wildlife – were the people behind more →

Life at the top

Strategy for success When I arrived in Gloucestershire, bright eyed and full of good intentions in May 1979 to lead the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation’s mighty team of three staff and a FWAG advisor, I had no idea of the full range of work that was ahead of me. more →

Badgers and Bovine TB – Wildlife Trusts article and video Last year Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust was the first non-governmental organisation to begin deployment of the injectable BadgerBCG vaccine. In the video below Dr Gordon McGlone Trust explains the results of their summer vaccination programme.

Wildlife Trust boss to step down The chief executive of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has announced he will step down from the post after more than 30 years. Dr Gordon McGlone OBE will leave the charity next January to launch his own business. He joined the organisation in 1979 and was awarded an OBE in 2006 more →

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Investors in People journey Gordon worked with an Investors in People Specialist to thoroughly diagnose the organisation’s strengths, areas for improvement and identify potential solutions that would work in an organisation with so many volunteers. Investors in People provided a clear framework for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to use. An action plan was created more →