January 2016

Get all the latest Wildlife News for Birmingham and the Black Country.

  • Natural prescription needed to help tackle crisis in mental health

    Tuesday 26th January, 2016

    common blue butterflies

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are calling for greater thought to be given to natural solutions to tackle the mental health crisis in the NHS.

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  • Nature Improvement Areas: Thousands more hectares for our wildlife

    Wednesday 20th January, 2016

    NIA at Sedgley Beacon

    A new report shows that The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has made a big contribution to nearly 20,000 hectares of natural habitat – the equivalent of almost 23,000 football pitches – being created, restored or preserved across England over the past three years as part of an innovative £7.5 million government project.

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  • Second wave of marine protection welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts

    Sunday 17th January, 2016

    Basking shark

    Today The Wildlife Trusts welcome the news that this Government is designating a second phase of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). This historic move illustrates a renewed impetus to protect the seas around our shores. It follows on from the announcement of 27 MCZs in 2013 and is the second of three phases promised by the Government in order to fulfill the remit of the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

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  • Forest Schools flourish thanks to funding boost

    Friday 15th January, 2016

    children enjoying outdoor learning at EcoPark

    Children in inner city areas, where chances to explore nature may be limited, are set to benefit from regular outdoor opportunities designed to stimulate creativity, imagination and investigation, thanks to a £50,000 cash boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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