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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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  • 100 Years of Nature Conservation

    Monday 14th May, 2012

    On 16 May 1912 a banker, landowner, naturalist and scientist named Charles Rothschild got together with like-minded enthusiasts to whip-up support for a radical idea: to identify and protect the very best of the UK’s wild places. Rothschild's Reserves were the start of our history.

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  • Come along to Moseley Bog family tree planting and green woodworking day

    Tuesday 20th March, 2012

    Greenworking at Moseley Bog

    After the sad removal of the oldest trees in Moseley Bog nature reserve due to fungal disease, the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country invites everyone to come and join us on Sunday March 25 for a tree planting and green woodworking day. Free to attend, there will be fun for all the family including the opportunity to help with the planting of large oak standards, green wood working activities using wood from the felled Beech tree, and a chance to meet the tree surgeon. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the management of the reserve and to keep a little piece of a great tree.

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  • Moseley Bog Beech Tree a Sad Loss

    Wednesday 7th March, 2012

    Beech Tree at Moseley Bog

    One of the oldest trees in Moseley Bog nature reserve has a severe fungal disease which affects the base of the stem and its root system; this has weakened the trees trunk. Unfortunately the removal of the tree for public safety is inevitable and the tree will be felled on 16 & 17 March 2012.

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