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West Mids Mayor Candidates Support Nature
Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Last week we held the first Natural Environment debate with the West Midlands Mayoral candidates. At the end, the audience voted for who they thought should be the Mayor based on the evening’s discussion. We’re delighted to announce that Beverley Nielson (Lib Dem) won the ballot with 39% of the vote, in second place was Andy Street (Conservative) on 26% and third place went to James Burn (Green) with 16%.
Will West Mids Mayor Make #WMPledge4Nature
Wednesday 5th April, 2017
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has joined with local partners to call on West Midlands Mayoral candidates to pledge their support for a 25 year strategy for nature.
Farewell Park Hall Nature Reserve
Wednesday 5th April, 2017
Today The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country will hand the keys to Park Hall Nature Reserve to High Speed 2 (HS2) following the granting of Royal Assent for the High Speed Rail bill. The construction of the rail line will have a huge impact on local wildlife and ancient woodland.
Launching Deer’s Leap Wood
Tuesday 21st March, 2017
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are celebrating the restoration of Deer’s Leap Wood, a historic nature reserve on the borders of Birmingham and Sandwell. The site will be fully opened to the public at a special launch event at 11am on Sunday 26th March.
Keep voting for our Tesco Bags of Help projects!
Tuesday 3rd January, 2017
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is delighted that three more of our projects have been shortlisted for funding in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Greener Birmingham Pledge for the Natural Environment
Friday 23rd December, 2016
A coalition of organisations in Birmingham is asking people and businesses to sign a pledge committing to protect the natural environment. Greener Birmingham have united to ensure that the natural environment remains protected at a time when budgets for parks, green spaces and the natural world are reducing.
Open Letter to Birmingham
Thursday 22nd December, 2016
The proposed cuts to Birmingham's Parks and Nature Conservation budget will have a detrimental impact on the quality and accessibility of the wonderful parks in our city. To secure these spaces for now and future generations there must be investment but it is not realistic to expect the funding to come solely from the decreasing local authority parks budgets. Everyone benefits from the natural spaces of our city. We need to start a conversation about a new way to fund the essential lungs of our city. Below is an open letter to Birmingham calling for this conversation to begin signed by 35 organisations including national, regional and community groups.
Birmingham Natural Environment Pledge
Wednesday 14th December, 2016
The natural world sustains us, and all economic activity depends on the natural environment. At present, this contribution is neither recognised nor valued by our economic structures leading to short sighted, compartmentalised thinking.
Wild Festive Fun Days
Monday 12th December, 2016
Families are being encouraged to get closer to nature this Christmas by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.
Local MPs sign pledge for the environment
Thursday 8th December, 2016
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is delighted that five MPs from our region have signed a new ‘pledge for the environment’.