Tagged with conservation

Act for Nature

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing Charities are today challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it ...read more →

See stars during National Marine Week

See starfish during National Marine Week Common Brittlestar (c) Paul Naylor    Hollywood may have its ‘Walk of Fame’ but the real stars of the show this summer are to be spotted around the UK coast during The Wildlife Trusts’ National Marine Week (26 Jul – 10 Aug). A shoal of events is on ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Cocksfoot

Common cocksfoot (c) Richard Burkmar     Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Nature pushed to the edge

Nature has been pushed to the edge in the most recent change to Common Agricultural Programme rules.  Minister George Eustice MP believes that subsidised fields of peas and beans will be good for nature.  That’s what he said on BBC Radio 4 World at One today June 10th.  The Wildlife Trusts ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Common Twayblade

Common twayblade (c) Geoff Simpson (Naturepl)   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Do you know a nature visionary?

Tony Juniper first recipient of the Charles Rothschild and Miriam Rothschild Medal   Do you know a nature visionary? I you do The Wildlife Trusts would like to hear from you.  Nominations are open for Rothschild award which recognises taking action for nature The people who have made our lives richer in nature through ...read more →

A Greener Vision for HS2

The Wildlife Trust have today set out their greener vision for HS2.  The full environmental cost of the high speed rail line has not been assessed.  Wildlife Trusts are in a unique position to spell out just what the venture means for nature at the local level. (c) Roger Marks ...read more →

Government not in tune with Nature

Gannet copyright Gordon McGlone PhotoNatura Government is not in tune with Nature I grew up in Southampton in a working class family with no car, few books and no wildlife mentor.  I discovered the world around me for myself, clambering over rubble heaps looking for lizards or digging for rag ...read more →