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  • Government Must Listen to MPs and Abandon Badger Cull

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    photo of a badger by Neil Aldridge

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country urges the Government to listen to Parliament after MPs backed a motion calling on the Government to abandon its planned badger cull.

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  • Reaction to the Delay of the Badger Cull

    Tuesday 23rd October, 2012

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country welcomes the extra time to implement a lasting solution to the issue of Bovine Tuberculosis (BTb) due to the postponement of the cull.

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  • Important Wetland Works Completed

    Monday 22nd October, 2012

    The new reed bed

    Work on wetland in a treasured green space that will bring great benefit to the local community in Kings Norton has been completed this week as part of the Birmingham & Black Country Nature Improvement Area.

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  • Our Response to Birmingham's Plans for Building New Homes

    Monday 22nd October, 2012

    Grassland habitat

    Recent report suggest that plans are being made for large-scale building of new homes in the green belt. The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country responds.

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  • Access to Supporting Nature Change and Impact

    Friday 19th October, 2012

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for work to ensure that the legacy of the Black Country Living Landscapes project will live on.

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  • Letter to the Prime Minister

    Thursday 18th October, 2012

    badger

    The following letter was sent by Simon King, President of The Wildlife Trusts, to David Cameron MP.

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  • Wildlife Trust Opposes English Badger Cull and Supports Petition

    Thursday 20th September, 2012

    The Wildlife Trust wrote to Members of Parliament asking them to oppose a licensed badger cull in England last year. For over 15 years the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has been raising concerns about badger culling, and urging proper investment in alternatives such as vaccination, better biosecurity and accurate testing procedures. These are the most effective means to tackle bovine TB and the best options for badgers and for UK farmers.

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  • Urban Nature Area Reaches Out

    Thursday 20th September, 2012

    a wildflower meadow with houses in the background

    The creation of many more lasting, beautiful nature sites across our urban conurbation is well under way, but more are needed.

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  • New Minister Must Understand that Looking After Environment is Key to Regeneration

    Wednesday 5th September, 2012

    Grassland habitat

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and The Black Country have been quick to remind Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson MP, that standing up for wildlife is not a burden, but a help to regenerating the economy.

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  • Moseley Bog investment promises £1.4 million of benefit for local people and wildlife

    Thursday 26th July, 2012

    Green Woodworking at Moseley Bog Big Launch

    The Wildlife Trust commissioned an economic evaluation of the benefits arising from the works supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural England, Advantage West Midlands and other funders. The report, prepared by Oliver Hölzinger, an Environmental Economist with the Consultancy for Environmental Economics & Policy, concludes the net benefit from the works will be of the order of £1.4 million.

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