• Response to Our Forests and Jonathon Porritt’s comments about The Wildlife Trusts and the Public Forest Estate (11 January 2012)

    Monday 16th January, 2012

    The campaign group Our Forests set out its ‘vision for England’s woods and forests’ in January 2012. Prior to this, it submitted a Freedom of Information request to Government, The Wildlife Trusts and other NGOs regarding the proposed sale of the Public Forest Estate in July. Below is our response to their statements published on 11 January.

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  • Ask Professor Sir John Lawton!

    Friday 13th January, 2012

    Professor Sir John Lawton, photo by Jess Bersey

    SWT is thrilled to give you the opportunity to ask Professor Sir John Lawton, author of Making Space for Nature and Chairman of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, your questions about the Natural Environment White Paper, Nature Improvement Areas or simply about your favourite nature reserve or what is lurking at the bottom of your garden.

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  • New Year, New Plans

    Wednesday 11th January, 2012

    Wildlife gardening

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts are reminding people to remember wildlife when making New Year’s resolutions for 2012.

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  • State investment in forests vital for wellbeing

    Thursday 15th December, 2011

    As the Forestry Panel launches its interim report, The Wildlife Trusts look to the Panel to explain to the Government the true value of our woodlands and to ‘bust the myth’ that the Public Forest Estate is a burden on the state.

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  • Nature Organisations Response to Osborne's Budget

    Wednesday 14th December, 2011

    Just to keep you up to date with our response to the Osborne announcement this week about gold plated habitat regulations. The CEO of a number of the major environment NGO’s including ourselves have signed up to a letter which is being sent to the Observer today.

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  • Cull decision is shot in the dark

    Wednesday 14th December, 2011

    Badger - credit Andrew Mason

    The Wildlife Trusts today express disappointment and regret in advance of the Government’s expected decision to press ahead with a cull of badgers in pilot areas in England.

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  • The Wildlife Trusts lose patience over new attack on nature

    Wednesday 30th November, 2011

    The Wildlife Trusts today voice exasperation at George Osborne's Autumn budget statement which includes plans to review the rules which protect some of the most important wildlife sites in England.

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  • A step closer to saving our seas?

    Monday 28th November, 2011

    New conservation areas announced

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  • Marine Conservation Zones at risk

    Wednesday 9th November, 2011

    Seal

    Big Society has spoken up for our seas - but will Government listen?

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  • Green groups challenge UK to stand firm on greener farming in Europe

    Wednesday 9th November, 2011

    The Wildlife Trusts logo

    CAP reforms risk being little more then an exercise in ‘green-washing’ unless UK takes a strong position with EU partners

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