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  • The State of Nature and What We're Doing About it

    Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

    Marbled White Butterfly

    Six out of ten UK species are in decline, according to a groundbreaking study carried out by the biggest ever collection of conservation organisations and volunteers. This highlights the work that needs to be done to preserve the UK's amazing wildlife and the need to work for all sectors to work together to achieve gains for nature.

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  • Proctecting pollinators: pesticides and bee health

    Friday 26th April, 2013

    bee in action photo by Roseann Ditchfield

    Bees and other pollinating insects are a vital part of our natural environment, they help hundreds of plant species to reproduce - including many food crops. Without bees farmers would face a bill of more than £1.8bn to pollinate crops by hand, undermining our food supply. Insect pollinators also form a vital part of the food chain for wildlife including birds, amphibians and reptiles. If numbers are dramatically reduced, a wide range of species and natural processes could be under threat.

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  • A Dawn Chorus of Tweets

    Tuesday 9th April, 2013

    Blue tit

    A nature-lovers' event which started in a back garden in Birmingham in the 1980s is this year hoping to trend globally on social media as tweeters report on the dawn chorus all over the world.

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  • Urban Nature Improvement Area celebrates first anniversary

    Tuesday 26th March, 2013

    Representatives from a major conservation project in Birmingham and the Black Country are attending a special event in London today (26th March) to mark the first anniversary of England’s Nature Improvement Area (NIA) programme.

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  • The Budget 2013: Value of nature lost on this Government

    Thursday 21st March, 2013

    Chancellor George Osborne put long-term prosperity at risk with a short-term bid for growth in the budget.

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  • Children must be taught the true value of nature

    Thursday 21st March, 2013

    Discovering nature

    Everyone who cares for the natural environment is being urged to call on the Government to ensure children are taught about its true value.

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  • Vice President to give Bellamy Lecture

    Wednesday 13th March, 2013

    Professor Chris Baines

    Professor Chris Baines will give the inaugural David Bellamy lecture at Buckingham Palace this evening.

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  • Improving Nature in Birmingham and the Black Country

    Tuesday 12th March, 2013

    Nearly 100 people gathered in Birmingham last week to celebrate the achievements of the first year of the country’s only purely urban Nature Improvement Area.

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  • Goverment to go ahead with badger cull.

    Thursday 28th February, 2013

    Badger cull to go ahead

    Despite MPs calling on the Government to abandon its planned badger cull last year, the culls have once again been authorised.

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  • Improving Nature in Birmingham and the Black Country

    Monday 25th February, 2013

    “Nature Improvement Areas provide one of the best opportunities in years to turn around the declines we are seeing in the natural world around us.” Professor Sir John Lawton – Chair, Nature Improvement Area panel

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