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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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  • Marine Conservation Zones at Risk

    Wednesday 9th November, 2011

    The wildlife in England’s seas are facing a serious threat, warns the Wildlife Trust. The long-awaited network of marine protected areas, promised by Government for 2012, is in danger which has been instrumental marine campaigning and research. The Wildlife Trust is urging the public to write to Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon MP, in support of Marine Conservation Zones.

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  • Landfill Credits Boost for Moseley Bog

    Friday 4th November, 2011

    Birmingham based developer St. Modwen has donated £10,000 to The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country’s Moseley Bog and Joy’s Wood regeneration project – an amount that has funded an outdoor classroom and performance area on the site that was once Tolkein’s playground.

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  • Nature Check

    Friday 14th October, 2011

    Nature Check Diagram

    Wildlife and Countryside Link have (today) launched the Nature Check report. Nature Check assesses the Government’s progress on the 16 commitments it has made to the natural environment using a traffic light rating system. It highlights some of the most controversial environmental issues of the year – including the proposed reform of the planning system, the planned badger cull and the public debate on the future of the public forest estate - and gives an honest assessment of progress.

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