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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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  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Badger Vaccine Trial Success

    Wednesday 12th October, 2011

    Image (C) Natural England/Terry Weir

    Vaccinating badgers against bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an affordable and viable alternative to culling according to a new report, published today, by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Wildlife Trust Opposes Wolverhampton Green Belt Grab

    Wednesday 5th October, 2011

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    Today the Wildlife Trust submitted a formal objection to plans to build a new training centre for Wolverhampton Wanderers, which would also see the relocation of a school and the building of fifty 'executive homes' in the City's Green Belt. Adjacent to Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, the plans would set a dangerous precedent for development on Woverhampton's few remaining areas of open land.

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  • "Can We Cut Carbon by Burning More Petrol?" -" Yes, Minister"

    Friday 30th September, 2011

    Take the brakes off carbon emissions?

    The Wildlife Trust has criticised plans to raise the national speed limit to 80 mph. Encouraging lower fuel efficiency in the face of rising CO2 emissions is madness.

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