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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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  • New haven for wildlife announced: Birmingham & the Black Country

    Monday 27th February, 2012

    Secretary of State Caroline Spelman, Sir John Lawton and Neil Wyatt of the Wildl

    New nature zones covering hundreds of thousands of hectares are to be set up across England, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman revealed today at a launch event in Moxley, Walsall hosted by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and The Black Country.

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  • Yellow Fish oppor–tuna–ty!

    Thursday 19th January, 2012

    What is Yellow Fish?

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and The Black Country is looking for primary schools across the Black Country to get involved with Yellow Fish, an exciting new initiative which looks at urban rivers and streams and investigates how we can all help improve them for the animals that live there.

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  • Nature Improvement Area Bid for Birmingham and the Black Country

    Saturday 17th December, 2011

    Plans have been submitted for one of the country’s first Nature Improvement Areas for Birmingham and the Black Country.

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  • Chancellor Proposes Cuts in Wildlife Protection

    Wednesday 30th November, 2011

    The Wildlife Trusts today voice exasperation at George Osborne's Autumn budget statement which includes plans to review the rules which protect some of the most important wildlife sites in England.

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