• Bathampton Meadows Park & Ride – Avon Wildlife Trust calls on Council to ensure the best outcomes for Local Wildlife

    Wednesday 25th January, 2017

    Bathhampton Meadows nature reserve

    The B&NES Council meeting of 25th January 2017 will make a final decision about the site for a Park & Ride to serve Bath. Protesters are concerned that local green space will be degraded by the increased traffic and the visual impact of an expanse of parking for up to 1200 cars.

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  • More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    Heath fritillary butterfly (c) Jim Higham

    It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

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  • New badger cull imminent: The Wildlife Trusts call for end to flawed policy

    Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

    Image credit: Jon Hawkins, Surrey Hills Photography

    The Wildlife Trusts will oppose any decision by Natural England to grant new licences for culling badgers and will call on the Government and the newly appointed Secretary of State, Andrea Leadsom, to overrule and reverse this decision immediately.

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  • Dexter cattle help to restore our reserve

    Thursday 7th July, 2016

    An innovative ‘invisible’ electric fence system has been successfully installed on Walton Common nature reserve in North Somerset.

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  • Making space for wildlife at Says Court Solar Farm

    Wednesday 29th June, 2016

    Barn owl (c) Richard Bowler

    Can a solar farm become a wildlife haven? Alongside the new Solar Farm at Says Court, a host of wildlife friendly habitats have been created. Three thousand trees, a barn owl corridor and a wildflower meadow now sit alongside this development. The local community and school children will help determine if this space can become a thriving home for mammals, pollinators and birds.

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  • 30 Days Wild nature challenge inspires 1,000,000 acts of wildness in just 20 days!

    Monday 27th June, 2016

    photo (c) Iain Green ‏@naturebygreen

    The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge has inspired people up and down the country to take an estimated one million acts for nature so far this June.

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  • An initial response to the EU Referendum result:

    Friday 24th June, 2016

    (c) Amy Lewis

    With the EU Referendum over, the challenges faced by the UK’s wildlife are as great as they have ever been.

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  • 18% of British children don’t play outdoors – M&S and Avon Wildlife Trust to create outdoor classroom

    Wednesday 8th June, 2016

    A shocking 74% of British children spend less time outdoors than prisoners – that is less than one hour per day.

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  • New maps show the West of England’s natural assets, as never seen before

    Wednesday 18th May, 2016

    Ecosystem Map #5 Combined ecological networks

    On Wednesday 18 May, the West of England Nature Partnership (WENP) unveiled a series of innovative maps that show the most important environmental areas in the West of England.

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  • Hedgehogs are a classroom favourite in Bristol schools

    Tuesday 17th May, 2016

    Pupils from Holy Cross Primary School meet a rescue hedgehog

    Avon Wildlife Trust are working in eight Bristol Primary Schools to engage pupils in the plight of the hedgehog. Sadly, the hedgehog is in rapid decline, with over 95% of the population lost since the 1950s. However, there are small changes we can make to give them a helping hand…

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